Claret Cup Cactus

Claret Cup Cactus

West Trail #318 is part of the network of trails around Thumb Butte. From the Thumb Butte parking and picnic area Pine Lakes Trail #316 connects with #318. Most maps show Trail #318 ending at Trail #322, however, it continues to the junction of Thumb Butte Road and Willow Springs. We were wowed with the colorful blooms of a claret cup cactus. We encountered several folks walking dogs: a couple with two dogs, a guy with three dogs, and another guy with one dog. The trail offers views of both Thumb Butte and Granite Mountain. Another great hike near the Prescott home.

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