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7 Places To Go In Arizona That Feature Stunning Cacti Blooms & Wildflowers

Spring has arrived in the desert, and with it comes the dreamy flowers and buds from the local cacti. These places to go in Arizona have some of the best desert blooms to view in the warm weather. You can immerse yourself in the saguaro jungles or wander through fields of stunning wildflowers for the ultimate flower fix.

Superstition Mountains

Price: Free

When: Spring

Why You Need To Go: You can scope Mexican poppies and Lupine blooms along the trails that cross through these historically famous mountains.


Desert Botanical Gardens

Price: $24.95 - $25.95

When: Daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Why You Need To Go: The gardens are home to over 20,000 species of desert plants, meaning you can see any number of stunning blooms throughout the year.


Saguaro National Park

Price: $15 - $25

When: April - May

Why You Need To Go: During the spring months, the saguaros burst into bloom, showing off stunning flowers of all colors perched atop their spindly arms.


Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Price: $21.95

When: October - February: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., March - September: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Why You Need To Go: There are around 1,200 plants in the gardens all native to the Sonoran desert, and the wildflowers and cactus blooms will blow you away.


Bartlett Lake

Price: Free to hike

When: March to May

Why You Need To Go: In springtime, you can scope dreamy succulent blooms and Mexican Poppies whose petals create a sea of gold.


Picacho Peak

Price: $7 per vehicle

When: Spring

Why You Need To Go: During wildflower season, the hills and trails light up in a rainbow of colors and whimsical blooms.


Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Price: $15

When: May to September: 6 a.m. - 3 p.m., October to April: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Why You Need To Go: You can see a variety of cacti burst into bloom while some bear their fruits of the season.


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