Valley of the Giants – Forest Of 50 Foot Cacti

The Valley of the Giants refers to the enormous cacti that grow here, sometimes reaching a height of 50 to 70 feet. This particular species of cactus is  Cardon (Pachycereus pringlei) .  The valley is located approximately 15  miles south of San Felipe.

The popularity of the valley grew after Mexico transported one of these giants to Spain for the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage in 1992.  It took a crane to remove it!

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