|Arch Located Below the Cactus Garden|
|The Red Rock Canyon NCA Escarpment from Cactus Garden|
|Trail Down Gulley Toward Blue Diamond Hills|
|Mt. Potosi from Landmine Loop Crossing|
|LPFs and a "Blooming" Barrel Cactus|
|Climbing Up to Saddle Below Cactus Garden|
We climbed on up to the cactus garden area and sat for our snack break. A few of us explored the area around where there were many large red barrel cacti and jumbles of limestone rock. Across the way, the escarpment rose up to the sky. This is a very pretty area.
After the break, we continued the loop by hiking the ridge trail that begins at the nearby saddle. This is a nice connector trail that leads to several other bike trails immediately behind the Blue Diamond community.
|Dropping Down to the Landmine Loop|
8 miles; 1300 feet elevation gain; 3.5 hours
|Hiking Back on the Landmine Loop|
|Crossing the Black Velvet Wash|