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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument celebrates the life and landscape of the Sonoran Desert. Here, in this desert wilderness of plants and animals and dramatic mountains and plains scenery, you can drive a lonely road, hike a backcountry trail, camp beneath a clear desert sky, or just soak in the warmth and beauty of the Southwest. The Monument exhibits an extraordinary collection of plants of the Sonoran Desert, including the organ pipe cactus, a large cactus rarely found in the United States. There are also many creatures that have been able to adapt themselves to extreme temperatures, intense sunlight and little rainfall. Acreage: 330,688.86; Federal: 329,316.31; Non-federal: 1,372.55. Wilderness area: 312,600.

Directions: Plane - Nearest airports are in Phoenix and Tuscon, then by private vehicle.

Car - From the NORTH: follow AZ Hwy 85 through Ajo and Why. The Monument is 22 miles (35.4 km) south of Why. From the EAST: follow AZ Hwy 86 to Why, then turn south on AZ Hwy 85. From the WEST: follow I-8 to Gila Bend or I-10 to Buckeye, then turn south on AZ Hwy 85. From MEXICO: drive on Mexico Route 2 to Sonoyta, then north to Lukeville.

Public Transportation - None available.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
10 Organ Pipe Drive
Ajo, AZ, USA
Visitor Information 520-
Official Website
National Park Service
National Park Service
 • Auto Touring
 • Bike Riding
 • Educational
 • Camping
 • Hiking
 • Horseback Riding
 • Picnic
 • Wildlife Viewing

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