• Pipe Spring National Monument

    Pipe Spring

    National Monument Arizona


Prickly Pear

Opuntia Phaecantha

In the fall, look for plum-sized purple fruit on these prickly pear cactus. These ‘pears’ are good eaten fresh. Paiute people compressed and dried the fruits into cakes for trade and winter storage.


Did You Know?

Petroglyphs near Pipe Spring National Monument.

Petroglyphs are pictures or symbols pecked into rock and pictographs are pictures or symbols painted on rock.