In motorcycling from San Diego to Colorado we toured many wonderful places and went through deserts, plateaus, salt flats, petrified forests, mountainous landscapes and hoodoos. Throughout our travels we discovered a large variety of desert flowers. Below are a few of our best shots from our travels through the Mojave, Big Bear. Valley of Fire, Zion National Park, the Grand Canyon, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Arches National Park, and Mesa Verde National Park. The resilience these plants have is astounding, drought, sun and harsh winds are constantly a threat to their survival, yet they produce these spectacular bursts of color in an otherwise beige surrounding.