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Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive

Ajo, AZ
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Ajo
Description: Scenic 52-mile drive through the Sonoran Desert that passes close to historic sites, old mines and tree-lined oasis.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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271 reviews 271 reviews
164 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive is part of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. It is a 52 mile loop that starts at mile marker 75 on SR-85, goes through the desert / mountains, and then comes back out at mile marker 79 on SR-85 (about 1 mile north of the US/Mexico border). Due to illegal immigration and smuggling, most of... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Mountains, desert, incredible wildflowers, canyons, many amazing varieties of cactus including the namesake Organ Pipe. One of the most beautiful and varied deserts I've ever seen

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New York City, New York
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43 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The drive is okay but because the road is closed at the end you cannot to the loop back to the visitor center and have to return the way you came.

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Valley Springs, CA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

The curator at the Ajo museum was friendly and knowledgeable. The scenic drive and view of the copper mine were an adventure while hiking and looking for glistening ore or gemstones as the evening sun shone across the land.

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