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RetiredTXTraveler wrote a review Feb 2020
Texas184 contributions35 helpful votes
This is really a great spot to travel to in the winter if you are not a fan of cold. Though the mornings were in the 40s it was in the 80's by mid afternoon. Lots of varieties of cactus and great rock formations. Plenty of trails to hike just bring your own water because there are not stores around.…
Date of experience: February 2020
weisbrew1 wrote a review May 2019
Towanda, Pennsylvania198 contributions83 helpful votes
We took a couple of hikes in the desert. The prickly pear cactus were in bloom as were some others. We saw jackrabbits and lizards and a couple of snakes. We also saw a lot of wildflowers along the trails.
Date of experience: May 2019
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Ben P wrote a review Jul 2018
Curtice, Ohio427 contributions190 helpful votes
This is an amazing contrast to the other desert ecosystems of the Southwest and one that is worth seeing!
Date of experience: June 2018
Cynthia K wrote a review May 2018
Westville, Indiana2,235 contributions481 helpful votes
We like taking our vacations to interesting places. I liked the desert. It has it's own beauty & is also interesting. Hiking is different & we had to adjust to prickly cacti & blazing heat. We traveled from Big Bend to Southern New Mexico in The Chihuahuan desert. We live in the Midwest though & I have to admit, when we started home & began to see more trees & green I was very happy.…
Date of experience: April 2018
Archie wrote a review Dec 2017
Glenmoore, Pennsylvania4,168 contributions364 helpful votes
Love the drive through the desert. We saw all kinds of wildlife and plants. We saw plenty of road runner and lizards. We loved all the variety of cacti. The purple cactus was our favorite.
Date of experience: December 2017