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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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Awesome 1/2 Day Drive

Driving the Ajo Mountain Road, in Organ Pipe Natl Monument, is a great half day excursion. It takes 30-45 minutes to reach the Monument from Ajo - and then it's a 2-3 hour scenic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 15, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Driving the Ajo Mountain Road, in Organ Pipe Natl Monument, is a great half day excursion. It takes 30-45 minutes to reach the Monument from Ajo - and then it's a 2-3 hour scenic loop drive. It's the perfect way to see those iconic western desert images. Costs $12 and was worth it. Stop in Ajo at Road Runner Java... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Great for the cactophile, this place features saguaros as well as organ pipes. Being on a main road to Mexico, access is quite busy but you can easily get off the main road for some walking. If I go again, it will be later in the autumn because in early September the temperatures hit 3 figures F.

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Thank jamescollenette
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Paradise for cacti and desert lovers. Beautiful plants, a lot of animals and scenic views. Hike in the morning or later afternoon since it is a desert! Be sure to drop by the visitor centre, they can advise you on a conditions and provide maps and advice.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Absolutely beautiful - otherworldly nature - great hiking, biking and driving routes - and an international biosphere to boot!

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Thank mariond518
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

highlight the scenic drive and the views. good visitor center with friendly information and a good film. Very peaceful landscape with these special organ pipe cacti.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We visited in March 2016 about a 2+ hour drive from Phoenix. The main road in the monument is a dirt road that does have bumps, ruts, and rough spots. A truck or a car with high wheel clearance is probably best, but you can take a car if you drive slow and take your time. We were fortunate to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Visited here as the last stop on our holiday from the UK, just loved the remote nature of it all, and the magnificent cacti. We stayed at the Sonoran Centre in Ajo, but the drive down to the park is pleasant enough. If you choose to go, so take the long scenic off road trail, easy enough in a hire... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

The Sonoran desert is an interesting ecosystem. Stop by the visitor's center, pick up their brochure about the Ajo Mountain drive, and then drive the route,stopping at the 18 points in the brochure to learn about the plant life and the ecosystem. We also drove the entire length of the Puerto Blanco drive, from the visitor center, all the way... More 

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Belfair, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

For scenery I give this park a B. As for the park, it gets a C. The road through the park is not up to the standards of a National Park. There is a gravel road through much of it and some areas suggest a vehicle with an elevated chassis. On top of that, the road was one way in... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Enjoyed our vist to this National Park. We called in to break our journey to Tucson from Yuma. The temperature was over 43c and being from the UK we found it a bit too hot to do any small hikes which are available, so we just completed the 21 mile scenic drive. The actual road is partly unpaved with some... More 

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