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We made arrangements for a permit before we left on vacation. The rangers explicitly state that you should have a high clearance vehicle. We rented a Rav 4 and did hit a few high centered boulders on the last two miles of the Charlie Bell...More
Four wheel drive, high clearance vehicle is a must if you plan to go all the way to the end of the road on the section north of Ajo. I can’t be certain but I think this area is a lot less traveled than Camino...More
Tried to come to this visitor center. It closes by 4, which is what their website said. Bad on me. But the visitor center did not have any maps and the refuge is farther away. A bit confusing for anyone trying to explore on their...More
We hiked the charlie bell trail. It's about 17.5 miles over rough roads with NO civilization just to get to the trail head. So have a high clearance vehicle and bring everything you need. Within a 2 mile hike there is a spot to see...More
My wife and I traveled here this past March and we enjoyed the beauty of the desert. This NWR is located in the southwestern corner of Arizona near the town of Ajo. It was established as a Game Range to protect the desert bighorn sheep....More
I've been visiting Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument for years and had never really heard anything about Cabeza Prieta until I did some research on the Sonoran pronghorn and learned there was a captive breeding program going on in Cabeza Prieta down Charlie Bell Road...More
The place to go if you have a high-clearance vehicle, are willing to hike a few miles, aren't intimidated by drug smugglers, border crossers and the Border Patrol...and you want to see literally thousands Archaic Period (8,000 BC - AD 50) petroglyphs. You must first...More
We really were interested in seeing this refuge but the web pages didn't really make it attractive. There was mention of a couple of old roads one could walk on but no indication of where these roads were or whether there were any trails. So...More
Cabeza is located close to Mexican boarder on Yuma dessert. To truly explore it you have to have a reliable vehicle and lots of water. Because of the particulars of this location a lot of areas are off limits.
The best it is to start...More
The ladies at the refuge were so helpful to us, we saw a animal in the wetlands in tucson we could`t identify, we saw it at a distance and after some research on their part we concluded we saw a Coati. These ladies showed us...More