I had passed the sign for the trail-head several times last week…and found that it was compelling enough to cause me to Google-it to learn more about it. This trail is part of The City of Phoenix’s Sonora Desert Preserve…and you can click on the highlighted name…and then click on the link to the map to see exactly where I went. If you click on the link to the map, scroll down to the bottom and then scoot over to the middle of the large map to see the course of the Desert Vista trail. I started at the trail-head, followed the Hawk’s Nest, to the Desert Tortoise, then followed the Valle Verde Trail to the Horned Owl Trail to the Union Peak trail, back down and to the right, following the loop of the Great Trail back up to the Valle Verde, to the Desert Tortoise, Hawk’s Nest and to the trail-head again. I made over 100 photographs during the hike and the following gallery presents what I think are 13 of the better images. Please remember, if you click on any image, it will take you to a slide-show that will give you the opportunity to click on the images again to see them in a larger format. Thank you for visiting and sharing a few minutes of your time with me…I hope you enjoy the hike!