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Address: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo, AZ
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An oasis in the dry part of the Sonoran Desert that is a promising spot for...

An oasis in the dry part of the Sonoran Desert that is a promising spot for viewing plants, birds and animals.

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Quitobaquito is an oasis on the Mexican border

This is certainly worth going to once, but maybe not twice unless it's been 30 years, as was the case for me. It really is a beautiful desert oasis. Most interesting is that it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 April 2016
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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Tough location to get to! And - chances are - the journey will likely make you a bit apprehensive. You have to drive a few miles basically very close to the border and parallel to it. There are Boarder Patrol vehicles. The water pond is unassuming and plain in appearance at least in November but it is a treasure basin... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

"Well, I applaud you both for coming to this remote and dangerous place! " was the cheery comment we got from the border patrol guy when we found him checking our car on our return from the spring! We went to the spring on our visit from the UK, 12 miles along the border edge to see this area. We... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is certainly worth going to once, but maybe not twice unless it's been 30 years, as was the case for me. It really is a beautiful desert oasis. Most interesting is that it is right on the Mexican border. I mean right on. The parking lots includes the border fence and the truck traffic on Mexican highway 2 is... More 

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Great Oasis in the desert, birders delight in the spring time, endangered turtles, historical grave site and three springs. all within a short walking distance of your car.

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This little Pond was nice esp. after traveling all day thru the desert, but the road back to the visitor center is not scenic. If you have limited time don't include quitobaquito.

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We couldn't believe how big the spring (pond) was after seeing no water over such vast stretches of desert. Saw plenty of birds here, ducks, mudhens, Coopers Hawks, and several more species. Loved getting the chance to see the unique Quitobaquito desert pupfish!

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Thank David D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

The graded dirt road out to the Spring is not particularly scenic compared to the Ajo Scenic Drive loop but you do get a good look at the border fence and Mexico Hwy 2. When we arrived at the spring we met two birder/photographers who had been there for awhile and pointed out and identified the different birds that were... More 

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Midland, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

We spent an afternoon exploring this treasure and saw Ducks, Hummingbirds, Minnows and a Painted Turtle in the stream. It is fed from an Artisian wheel deep in the earth. It's amazing to discover such a place in a desert like this.

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Thank Ralph H
Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Take a short trip to this desert oasis and you will not be disappointed. I was very impressed with the way it was kept up and the idea of such a spring in the middle of the desert.

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Thank Bill P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

an absolutely wonderful place in springtime. birds abound, turtles, frogs, little fish. and the sounds- birds, small animals, insects. snakes & lizards- we even saw a gila monster, not actually at the spring but a few miles away. if you take a swim--and who could resist? watch out for the snapping turtles and biting bugs! but well worth the risk.... More 

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