Cholla Cactus Garden


For nature lovers, the Cholla Cactus Garden is arguably one of the most awesome sites in the park, with more
than a thousand densely packed chollas stretching out across the desert floor. While chollas are often sprinkled
among other vegetation in the desert, here they are the only cactuses in this natural garden.In the early morning
light or late afternoon sun, the backlit needles almost glow, and the mountains in the distance provide the
perfect backdrop. An easy, level walking trail takes you through this magical place.The Cholla Cactus Garden is
on the road to Cottonwood Spring, beyond Belle and White Tank campgrounds.Farther along this road, heading
towards Cottonwood, is the Ocotillo Patch, but there are only a small number of these plants at this pullout.