Increased Fire Restrictions, Effective June 5 Until Further Notice
Due to increase fire danger and dry conditions, all fires (charcoal, coal, and wood) are prohibited. Cook stoves and lanterns are still allowed. Smoking is limited to enclosed vehicles.
Don Dirks, NPS Volunteer
While visiting this page, be sure not to miss our frequently updated wildflower gallery!
The desert wildflower season is always unpredictable. A good flower season requires early winter rains followed by a warm and unusually wet spring. Regardless of the intensity of the flower season there is almost always something blooming from February through May, from brittlebush in late winter, to giant saguaros in late spring.
Did You Know?
These tiny powerhouses of birds are Ferruginous Pygmy Owls and are only about the size of a human fist, but can easily eat twice their body weight in one meal.