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We were travelling from Sedona to Tucson and as usual took the scenic route rather than the interstate. It is difficult to find a sign as the monument stretches for miles and is easier to see on a map. However, it is still an interesting...More
I was told by my family to visit on a nice day and I would enjoy myself. For the small admission price I found myself enjoying the walk around the gardens and desert very pleasing. I even managed to spot a road runner! Great to...More
Driving from Phoenix to Tucson, thought this would be an interesting side trip. Well, it's not.
We could not find a monument. Evidently there is or was a sign somewhere but that's the extent of it. What you see is Sonoran Desert all around you--sand,...More
Take just about any exit while driving through the desert and you'll get a much cleaner, natural, and rewarding view. You can also find places to pull over on the side roads to look closely at the beauty, and capture great photos. Evening is best...More
I grew up near Buckeye so I am obviously partial to this area, but it truly is beautiful. Open landscapes make for amazing photography during the monsoon and rainy season. Bring lots of water and be prepared to face the desert during summer seasons
Four of us had a lovely 5 mile hike thru the Sonoran Desert. It's greener than you would think. Many hills and dales...very pleasant and perfectly sunny. We decided on a path that wasn't too treacherous. definately wear tennies and watch where you are walking....More
Most people hear "desert" and think of something like the Sahara where it is just sand and sand dunes. The Sonoran Desert, located southwest of Phoenix, is quite the opposite; even in the hottest, driest part of the summer, it is very green and lots...More