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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

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Ajo, AZ
+1 520-387-6849
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Amazing park

We spent 2 nights in Twin peaks campground in june.Camp was so nice amog large organ pipe and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ludek S
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Sibrina Czech republic
Amazing but little-known national park

Even many native Arizonans don't know about this amazing park. WELL WORTH THE DRIVE! Natural organ... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
karen0rchid
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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“visitor center” (80 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent 2 nights in Twin peaks campground in june.Camp was so nice amog large organ pipe and saguaro cactuses.Clean toilets HOT solar powered showers(during the day or evening not useable water was just boiling,only early morning)We drove trough scenic drive and made a hiking...More

Thank Ludek S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even many native Arizonans don't know about this amazing park. WELL WORTH THE DRIVE! Natural organ pipe cactus environment. Take the AJO MOUNTAIN DRIVE inside the park - it's about 20 miles of slow-speed driving through a forest of organ pipe cacti & saguaro cacti,...More

1  Thank karen0rchid
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is certainly a place to visit, huge cacti, so many different types some must be over 20 feet tall, a not to miss place, you will get homeland security checks as it is so near the Mexico border, as long as you are doing nothing...More

1  Thank nick b
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Doesn't always have to be big, huge...but this one is a jewel, in my book.Vistas are beautiful...organ pipes are dramtic...June brutally hot but the cacti bloom at night, worth being there under a full moon!

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Reviewed June 23, 2018

It was too hot to do any hiking, but the drives with interpretive brochures helped us understand this desert and how plants and animals adapt to its extremes.

Thank ShowMeSomething
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument offers beautiful views of desert filled with majestic organ pipe cacti. We didn't take the trails as our schedule couldn't allow. We visited the Kris Eggle Visitor Center and learned some facts about cactus. Beautiful.

Thank Jan R
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

We spent a full day here in early April - did both the scenic drives and hiked a couple trails. If pressed for time, do the Ajo Mountain Drive and hike the Arch Trail to the point where it turns and gets steep, rocky, etc....More

3  Thank aimster71
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

The drive through this park is stunning, especially the Ajo mountain drive. Due to the proximity of the Mexican border you will likely need to show some ID upon leaving the national park. The check is in the form of 2 roadside checkpoints a few...More

4  Thank Fish_LON
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Make sure to take the drive and stop to get pictures and do a few hikes, the views will not disappoint you. Border patrol and park rangers are watchful over the park for the safety of it's visitors.

2  Thank elainesenff
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

This national monument showcases a wide variety of cacti in a diversified landscape. Be sure to stop by the visitor center and watch the 15 minute movie. The next day we started our drive at sunrise...absolutely magical! We drove along the Ajo Mountain Drive and...More

1  Thank Sherry P
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mariaholt33
April 26, 2018|
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Response from CindyChoj | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I think Kia can navigate most open roads in the monument. Park Service grudgingly allows pets on leash on the developed trails although not in the wilderness; if you aren't planning on much hiking, dogs probably ok... More
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Dan1938
April 2, 2018|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about the tent camping. You can certainly go on the website for the national parks and find out. I felt extremely safe being just 7 miles on the Mexican border. They were regular patrol’s by either the border... More
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traveller112463
October 4, 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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