April is the perfect month to get out and enjoy the desert’s brilliant display of colorful cacti blossoms.

As the Cholla, Prickly Pear and Hedgehog cacti come into peak bloom, the desert landscape transforms, with pops of bright yellow, orange, red and fuchsia. Some of the best hikes we’ve found to get front-and-center to these technicolor displays include:

In the Phoenix Area:

Jewel in the CreekElephant Mountain, Rainbow Valley, San Tan Trail, Pinnacle Peak, Waterfall and Hieroglyphics Trails.

In the Prescott Area:

Granite Mountain and Thumb Butte

Around Tucson:

Sunset Vista Trail near Picacho Peak

At the Grand Canyon:

Plateau Point Trail

What are your favorite hiking trails for enveloping yourself in cacti blossoms?