The dirt road along the Colorado River Aqueduct near Cactus City was a new area for me, and I figured out quickly why it was called Cactus City. It is densely populated with Beavertail Cactus Teddy Bear Cholla and California Barrels in very rough deposits of talus. The Beavertail were all in bloom, bright pink splotches of color everywhere. Most of the hillside was covered with Parish's Poppy, lending a yellow swath of color as a backdrop for the pink. Rock Hibiscus was sprawling among the large rocks along with Rock Daisy. Rush Milkweed also grew along the road.