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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

#1 of 10 things to do in Ajo Features Animals
Ajo, AZ
+1 520-387-6849
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Hidden gem!

There is always something blooming here. I did not expected so much vegetation, bids, flowers and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anna G

Too bad this park is so out of the way, it's at minimum a 2 day commitment, considering the long... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
jane s
Ontario, Canada
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Home to a beautiful display of desert vegetation, including the Organ Pipe cactus.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Ajo, AZ
+1 520-387-6849
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is always something blooming here. I did not expected so much vegetation, bids, flowers and spectacular views. There is even a double arch up in the mountains where you can hike ( I didn't because I didn't have much time, I was just passing...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Too bad this park is so out of the way, it's at minimum a 2 day commitment, considering the long drive. It's 2 to 3 hours from from Tucson, through some construction and two border patrol points, one of them just outside the park entrance....More

1  Thank jane s
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great National Monument not crowded in early May. Beautiful saguaro flowers just beginning to bloom along with lots of prickly pear blooms.

Thank Virginia-SIMB
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Amazing! But bring bug spray if you are camping. Came last year will be back next year! Have fun! We will be back next year.

Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Visited the park in May 2017, The drive to the park was long but if you like looking at all the stuff to see in the desert you will like it. The visitor center is full of information and a very nice ranger full of...More

Thank Poudre1
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We came in from Tuscon and drove through 2 border checkpoints on the long, boring drive. We were happy to finally get to the visitor's center and have some time to watch the orientation film and look at the exhibits. After that, we headed out...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We visited OP on 4/21 and 4/22. We did the Ajo Mountain loop and the Arch and nature trail hikes. The cacti are awesome and in addition to the Organ pipe cacti,it has the largest number of Saguaros we've seen outside of Saguaro NP. The...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Our Tucson, AZ hiking club spent 3 days hiking in Organ Pipe Natl Monument. We stayed in Ajo, AZ. We hiked Bull Pasture, Victoria Mine and Senita Basin. We had a volunteer guide for Bull Pasture. These can be reserved in advance. The road out...More

Thank B2367AIcharlesf
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Visited Organ Pipes and camped at Twin Peaks for a couple of days/nights in late April. We enjoyed ourselves in the tranquility of the uncrowded campground. The facilities at the campground were clean and well maintained. Some of the campsites have shaded areas, which was...More

4  Thank MilesMereV
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The park isn't convenient to get to, but it is worth the trip. There are several drives you can take and you don't need a 4 wheel drive vehicle. We only had one day to spend, and were only able to undertake the "shorter" drive,...More

Thank ICTtravler
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Hi - we are planning on visiting Ajo in two weeks. We are interested in touring Organ Pipe but have a 33 ft. motorhome. Is this going to work on any of the roads within the park? Thanks!
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
When do the cactus flower? Is it pretty much the same every year? Also, do you recommend the park for 5 and 7 yr old kids or is the risk of little hands and ankles being attacked by needles/hooks too big?
12 February 2017|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
I'm not knowledgeable about flowering other than it probably is about the same time every year. I have grandkids 6, 5,4,3 and would take them. They aren't close so they haven't been. just don't let them get too close... More
Connie W
Have they had enough rain to. Produce a lot of flowers by mid-February?
30 January 2017|
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Response from bjw007 | Reviewed this property |
Jan Feb March are our cool rainy season. It depends on the weather. we usually say here in Phoenix march showers bring April flowers. How ever this season is very mild so far. That can change by lows moving threw the area.