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Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail

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6.1-SDNT main.jpgThis trail features dramatic vistas of distant mountains and up-close views of the surrounding desert. A variety of fascinating exhibits focus on the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert.

Experience majestic organ pipe cactus and find out if the cholla cactus really jumps. The Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail closes at sunset and is approximately 1/4 of a mile.

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Take a moment to notice how the different types of plants create dynamic views along the Garden's trails. Pictured from foreground back: cholla (Cylindropuntia hybrid ‘Red Teddy’), columnars cactus in the foreground are senitas (Lophocereus schottii), a lone saguaro and in the distance several organ pipes (Stenocereus thurberi).

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