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Southwestern Deserts Directory



 

  Place Name and Description

  Southwestern Deserts Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California
A desert visit during wildflower season by guest author, Elisa Parhad.

  The Apache Trail, Arizona
One of America's Premiere Scenic Drives.

  Arizona Deserts
Cacti and features of the Sonoran Desert.

  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
World-Renowned Zoo, Natural History Museum, and Botanical Garden.

  Boyce Thompson Southwest Arboretum
The beautiful garden of the Sonoran Desert.

  California Deserts - Death Valley National Park, California
A look at Death Valley National Park by guest author, Dr. John Crossley.

  California Deserts - Death Valley National Park
Scenes from America's hottest place.

  California Deserts - Joshua Tree National Park
A Hike to the Lost Palms Oasis.

  Cave Creek Regional Park, Arizona
Nature's Cactus Garden.

  Cave Creek Regional Park and Nearby Attractions
A more detailed look at Cave Creek Regional Park and the Towns of Carefree and Cave Creek.

  Cave Creek's Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Arizona
Lush riparian area in the Sonoran Desert, and more.

  Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona (I)
An overview of the unspoiled "Wonderland of Rocks".

  Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona (II)
An outstanding hike to the "Heart of Rocks".

  Arizona's Chiricahua Wilderness - Fall Foliage at Maple Camp
Viewing fall foliage at Maple Camp in Cave Creek Canyon.

  The Hidden Treasures of Fossil Creek and Fossil Springs Canyon, Arizona (Part 1)
Fossil Creek and Fossil Springs are little-known wonders of the "rim country" of central Arizona. As this scenic canyon approaches the base of the Mogollon Rim, it suddenly transforms from a rather typical high desert canyon to an amazing water wonderland.

  The Hidden Treasures of Fossil Creek and Fossil Springs Canyon, Arizona (Part 2)
Watery Scenes and The Flume at Fossil Creek.

  Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona (I)
Once in a Century...Spring Wildflowers

  Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona (II)
Vistas and Cacti.

  Spring Wildflowers in Southern Arizona
The most beautiful event in the deserts of the American Southwest is the spring wildflower season.

  2005 Spring Wildflower Report for Southern Arizona
A collection of reports from the spectacular 2005 season.

  2001 Spring Wildflower Report for Southern Arizona
A collection of reports from the spectacular 2001 season.

  Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona (I)
The Real "Triassic" Park.

  Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona (II)
Fossil Discoveries in the Painted Desert.

  Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona (III)
The Painted Desert Trail. The northern reaches of Petrified Forest National Park extend into the heart of the Painted Desert of northeast Arizona, a colorful fantasyland of mesa, buttes, and badlands.

  San Francisco River, Arizona
Printable user guide by the Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona.

  Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Cave Creek, Arizona (I)
Overview of the conservation area.

  Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Cave Creek, Arizona (II)
Scenic loop hike through the conservation area and Tonto National Forest.

  Tonto National Forest, Arizona - Hiking the Transition Zone
Day hiking in the Seven Springs area of the Tonto National Forest, just north of Scottsdale, Arizona.

  Tonto National Forest, Arizona - More from Cave Creek Canyon
Cave Creek Canyon is an outstanding desert canyon in the foothills north of Phoenix, Arizona.

  Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Starkly beautiful section of the Mojave Desert noted for its brilliantly red sandstone formations.

  Back to Main Directory Tucson's Catalina State Park
Plus A Hike to the Romero Pools.






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