I used to think Arizona was just sand. Then I had the chance to take a car from Las Vegas to Mesa for a quick road trip and discovered there is so much more. I was easily reminded where I was by the iconic Saguaro cacti sprinkled along the terrain. Mesa holds one of the world’s most diverse desert wildlife with over 3,000 different plant species. That was a hard fact to believe when it averages only about 8-inches of rainfall per year. Mesa alone is home to 22 different Native American tribes and has a deep-rooted history of mining during the wild-west, which makes it a center of unique cultural and natural experiences to explore. Check out the images from my road trip and see for yourself.
All photos are the author’s.
Visit Mesa sponsored this trip.