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

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    National Monument Colorado

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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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Collared Lizard

Survival for many reptiles depends on their ability to escape predators. Collared lizards can run upright and have been clocked at 16 to 17 miles per hour, ranking them as one of the fastest reptiles. More...