• View from the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Jeff Kochevar

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    Alcove Nature Trail CLOSED for reconstruction until further notice.

Cacti / Desert Succulents

Cacti

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Purple Fruited Prickly Pear

Variations: Brittle Prickly Pear, Porcupine Prickly Pear, Juniper Prickly Pear, Cliff Prickly Pear, Twisted Spine Prickly Pear

Hair-spined Prickly Pear Cactus

Hair-spined Prickly Pear

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Raven

The common raven displays abilities to play and problem solve rare among animals. This member of the crow family is also very vocal, using a variety of sounds for communication. Perhaps because of these qualities, ravens have achieved a certain stature in both European and American Indian folklore.