“This completely level loop visits a wonderfully dense concentration of cholla cactus.”
— Megan W
Kids will love meandering through the whimsical-looking cholla along this classic trail.
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