Har­riet K. Maxwell Desert Wild­flower Loop Trail

Where Phoenix - - EDITOR’S ITINERARY -

that there’s so much to see and do in Phoenix. If you’re crunched for time and the Desert Botan­i­cal Gar­den is on your must-see list (as it should be), this quick guide will max­i­mize your min­utes. Five trails wind through the 140-acre desti­na­tion, show­cas­ing arid-land plants from deserts around the world. Upon en­ter­ing through the vis­i­tor’s gate, head right and fol­low the

to ex­pe­ri­ence flut­ter­ing wildlife. Next, fol­low the path to the main loop, tak­ing a left to visit the Sy­bil B. Har­ring­ton Cac­tus and Suc­cu­lent Gal­leries. Con­tinue on to the Plants & Peo­ple of the Sono­ran Desert Loop Trail, pass­ing the Ber­lin Agave Yucca For­est. Then take a quick walk along the Sono­ran Desert Na­ture Loop Trail, and stop to en­joy the view from the Moun­tain Vista Tele­scopes. End your visit on the Cen­ter for Desert Liv­ing Trail, tak­ing in the Steele Herb Gar­den and Ed­i­ble Gar­den. www.dbg.org

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