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Cholla Cactus Garden Trail

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Length


0.2 Miles 0.4 Kilometers


12' 4 m

Ascent

-14' -4 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

2,197' 670 m

High

2,185' 666 m

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Shared By Megan W

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This completely level loop visits a wonderfully dense concentration of cholla cactus.

Megan W

Dogs No Dogs

Features Wildflowers

Family Friendly Kids will love meandering through the whimsical-looking cholla along this classic trail.

Description

From the Pinto Basin Road, stop at the well marked parking area for the Cholla Cactus Garden. The very short path is a dirt loop with zero elevation gain. It winds delightfully through a forest of cholla cactus. One species of this cactus looks exceptionally fuzzy and, for this reason, it is commonly known as "teddy bear cholla".

Obviously, you should not touch the cactus - it damages the plant and will leave you with hooked spines embedded in your flesh and clothing. Otherwise, enjoy this profusion of stubby, cute desert life!

Flora & Fauna

Cholla cactus!

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Feb 1, 2019
Trent Caldwell
Dec 29, 2018
Aga Szyman
Dec 25, 2018
Florence Doo
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Sep 8, 2018
Kris Gaudart
Sep 2, 2018
Erin Hart
Jul 22, 2018
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Jun 18, 2018
Joseph Matan
Jun 17, 2018
Clint Ferguson

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  4.0 from 6 votes

#6363

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