Driving in the Sonora Desert

California / Arizona - Driving thru Sonora desert in southern Arizona with our rented car, between arid landscape and fields of cotton. The landscape alternates between rocky hills and flats, when we meet the first succulent plants and the saguaros.


Driving from San Diego to Yuma Driving from San Diego to Yuma
Driving from San Diego to Yuma Driving from San Diego to Yuma
Driving from San Diego to Yuma Driving from San Diego to Yuma
Firstly mountainous in California, everything becomes much more flat after passing the Arizona's State line.

 

Yuma, Arizona
Crossing the Arizona/California border, near Yuma.

 

Foqueria in the Sonora desert Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) Foqueria, Sonora desert

Me close to a beautiful Foqueria (on the left) and under a Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) in the center.

 

Cotton fields, Arizona Cotton fields, Arizona
It is very frequent to see fields of cotton in the Sonora desert. The very dry climate makes these lands ideal for crops like this.


 

Sonora desert, Arizona Sonora desert, Arizona
Getting closer to the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, the vegetation increases a little and there are much more Saguaro and other cactus.

 

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