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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

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Address: Ajo, AZ
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Home to a beautiful display of desert vegetation, including the Organ Pipe...

Home to a beautiful display of desert vegetation, including the Organ Pipe cactus.

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Lovely organ pipe and saguaro cactus

Visited in late March, perfect for seeing wildflowers. Very interesting park, thought it might be kind of flat as the area is around Gila Bend, but it isn't at all ... well worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hereford, Arizona
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Hereford, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited in late March, perfect for seeing wildflowers. Very interesting park, thought it might be kind of flat as the area is around Gila Bend, but it isn't at all ... well worth the visit.

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Vail, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Drove from Tucson to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument for the day. We did the scenic Ajo Mountain Drive there are several scenic pullouts along the way and a few tables for a picnic lunch. Time constraints kept us from doing the full loop of the Puerto Blanco Drive, but we did some of both the North and South portion.... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first time to the park. We had a fabulous time. Did some hiking both around the Visitor Center and to a Victoria Mine. The hike to the mine ruins is about 5 miles round trip. Be sure to carry water as it is a hot hike. The scenery was incredible with all the flowers and varieties of... More 

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It had been maybe 20 years since I'd been to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. My return trip reminded me what a great park this is. Wildflowers were in their prime with hills blanketed with yellow brittlebush. I recorded 35 species of flowering plants on the three hikes that I took. If hiking isn't your thing, the park can be... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was our first time to the park and we had a fantastic drive around the 20 mile loop. It was very green and the yellow wildflowers were beautiful. Make sure to stop in the visitor center and get a free interpretive booklet which describes the flora and fauna at each of 18 stops along the way. The saguaro and... More 

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Buckhannon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow, we lucked out and saw numerous poppy fields and all the accompanying flowering species. The rangers at the visitor center were helpful and facilities there were quite nice. The Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive was beautiful but unfortunately the main portion of the drive required high-clearance vehicle so we couldn't do the loop. But, we got out and enjoyed the... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have reservations for the campground, but decided to drive from 'Why', even though it was late afternoon, almost evening, and we assumed that the gates would be closed. That was where we were wrong. You can enter the park, choose an empty campsite, and use the honor system to pay. The park rangers at the visitor center were... More 

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This magnificent park is well worth the trip. Driving in my husband commented that it looked like a diorama. Saguaros, ocotillos, chollas, organ pipes... oh my. For cactus lovers this was heaven. And the wildflowers – wow! Brilliant yellows, pinks, and purples dotted the landscape. Our first day we drove the 21 mile Ajo Mountain Drive and enjoyed it so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful campground for views, but lots of highway noise in the morning. I would have rated the park a 5, but in a good portion of the park you can hear traffic. There are places to avoid this. I just wish the whole park could be filled with the sounds of nature.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a wonderful hike by the full moon with ranger. Came back next day to see the desert flowers, but unfortunately it was way too hot to spend much time outdoors.

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