AAA Editor Notes
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, 3 mi. w. on US 60 at Milepost 223, has more than 390 acres of desert plants collected from all over the world; 50 acres are accessible for viewing. Founded in the 1920s by mining magnate Col. William Boyce Thompson, the arboretum has 3 miles of paths and trails leading past towering trees, cacti, mountain cliffs, a streamside forest, a desert lake, hidden canyon and panoramic views.
An interpretive center has educational displays and two greenhouses housing cacti and succulents.
Pets on leash are allowed. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.