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Quitobaquito Spring

Address: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo, AZ
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Ajo
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: An oasis in the dry part of the Sonoran Desert that is a promising spot for viewing plants, birds...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: An oasis in the dry part of the Sonoran Desert that is a promising spot for viewing plants, birds and animals.
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Moreno Valley, California
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384 reviews 384 reviews
78 attraction reviews
602 helpful votes 602 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The National Park service is slowly restoring security and amenities at this remote natural site. In recent months, the Service has pronounced the Border road as secure for travel in private cars. Border Guards may still accompany vehicles at a distance. After very good summer rains, the pond has swelled considerably and the pupfish are thriving but still endangered. Many... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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199 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Within the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and about 100 yards north of the US/Mexico border is Quitobaquito Spring which keeps a small pond filled with water. In the water are the endangered Quitobaquito (Sonoyta) Pupfish that are only found in this one pond in the world- pretty amazing when you think about that. You may or may not see... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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34 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a four hour van tour that can take a bit longer - it takes an hour drive in and an hour drive out over very bumpy roads. You are provided information about the area you are traveling over during the drives in and out. The walking tour takes two hours. You need to be able to walk about... More 

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New York City, New York
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58 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

You can only do this with a ranger tour otherwise too long a trek. Check schedule to find out the times

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Moreno Valley, California
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78 attraction reviews
602 helpful votes 602 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

To visit a rare, isolated and genuine Arizona desert oasis that was once a life-saving resource for padres, explorers, Native Americans, miners, ranchers, explorers and boundary surveyors, you now must travel to Quitobaquito in a National Park service van guarded by Border Patrol officers with lethal weapons. Private vehicles are forbidden. Quitobaquito can only be legally accessed by arrangement with... More 

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