Sunrise in the desert behind my house
If you plan to visit the desert, the best month is April when all the wildflowers and cactus are blooming. The temperature will also be great, but this situation won’t last long. By the end of May, it’s already too hot to stay outside for extended periods. You certainly wouldn’t want to be hiking at that time of year, or through the summer months, unless you have plenty of water on hand and can stand 115° temperatures.
The western sky at sunset
The cliffs behind my house at sunset
April flowers in the desert behind my house