Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree National Park

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  • Very unique large area of cactuses. It was still hot end of October, we didn’t hike/walk very long on the path due to the heat. But the field is very impressive. 
    Very unique large area of cactuses. It was still hot end of October, we didn’t hike/walk very long on the path due to the heat. But the field is very impressive.  more »
  • Interesting cactus. Easy access parking lot with a short, flat pathway. Be careful since some of the cactus pieces are loose and can attach to your shoes or socks. Don't back into one while taking a.....  more
    Interesting cactus. Easy access parking lot with a short, flat pathway. Be careful since some of the cactus pieces are loose and can attach to your shoes or socks. Don't back into one while taking a.....  more »
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  • Definitely worth visiting to see the glowing cholla cactii stretching out for miles around you. It's suggested to visit this garden at sunrise, but the view was just as good at midday when we visited. Be very careful to not get too close - the cactus spines will attach themselves to your clothes at the slightest contact, and will not want to let go - I speak from experience.
  • If you’re going anywhere in Joshua Tree, make sure you add the Cholla Cactus Garden to your list! We went a little before sunset and it was perfect because you could see the Cholla start to glow more and more as the light dims. Incredible experience and pretty easy to find parking around 5pm.

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