The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Trail is an easy, 0.5-mile loop through the desert and ending under the shade of the cottonwoods and huisache trees at Dugout Wells. This trail is a great place to look for classic Chihuahuan Desert plants.
Blind Prickly Pear
Watch those glochids! Blind prickly pear looks soft and fuzzy, but it's not. Those "tufts" are fine, hair-like spines called glochids that will imbed themselves deep in your skin. So admire, but don't touch. Blind prickly pear blooms in April and May and grows in the hottest, driest part of the desert.
Last updated: August 11, 2020