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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

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Ajo, AZ
+1 520-387-6849
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Lots of Cactus

Kind of a long drive in but NO traffic on a Tuesday morn.. Visitor Center was very helpful.. We had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jmes h
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Prescott, Arizona
Organ Pipe Cactus NM is a gem inside the Sonoran Desert.

Deserts are unexpected and each of them are unique. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument exceeded my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gemacl
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Santa Clarita, California
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Home to a beautiful display of desert vegetation, including the Organ Pipe cactus.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Ajo, AZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kind of a long drive in but NO traffic on a Tuesday morn.. Visitor Center was very helpful.. We had 4+ hours so hiked the vista trail, did the 21 mike route drive and 1.5 mike arch hike. All very nice. November 28, 74 degrees!...More

Thank jmes h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deserts are unexpected and each of them are unique. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument exceeded my expectations. My family and I hiked Estes Canyon and Bull Pastures. The views were beautiful. We saw a coyote and several roadrunners. My kids loved the Junior Ranger Program...More

Thank gemacl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked the Alamo canyon trail. It was cool seeing the variety of cacti. We didn't see any desert animals though. The ranch house and corral at the end of the trail were a nice feature.

Thank Tabatha S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 days in Organ Pipe. We rode our mountain bikes around the Ajo Mountain Loop Trail. It is a 21 mile road that has hiking trails off of it. It does accommodate passenger cars. It is graded with some pavement. Beautiful scenery, and...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park was a great and unexpected trip. The only downside is that you will have to drive about 15 miles to get to the Monument HQs. But if you have your passport, just drive another 5 miles and you're at the Mexican border. Pay...More

Thank wrldtrvlr72LT
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Arrived after a long drive and hesitated to take the 21 mile loop drive. So glad I went. Entered it 5.00pm, no-one else was there. The dirt is well maintained and easily drivable. I watched the light change as I drove and enjoyed a magical...More

Thank GlynCarre
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This is a good name for the National Monument. The cacti actually look like a pipe organ with different arm lengths for the different keys. There is a 21 mile,mainly good shape dirt road going through the the park. A guidebook and signs along the...More

Thank robertrconley
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Visit the Kriss Eggle visitor center, opens at 8 am. A small but wells stocked gift shop with many useful nature oriented books. Some interesting souvenirs as well. Free wifi and bathrooms in this area. Nice exhibits depicting the history and natural history of this...More

2  Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing how many cacti can be growing in a measily few thousand acres! This is WAY off the beaten path but a great park. The mini van is good for a few miles but there comes a point where 4x4 is necessary!

1  Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I always stop here and fill up my water containers at the water station. Sometimes go inside and get post cards. There are displays, books for sale and a short movie about the park. the visitor center does not cost and keeps one bathroom open...More

Thank rainbonita
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5 October 2017|
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Response from jane s | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I felt safe. I hiked solo and never once did I feel unsafe.
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Edward P
4 October 2017|
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Response from Poudre1 | Reviewed this property |
What the other two said!
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27 March 2017|
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Response from charlene m | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! They are all pull through sites. It is a wonderful campground...one of our favorites. The driving loop is lovely. The short ranger talks they offer in the visitor center are also worth your time. Very special... More
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