Organ Pipe Cactus Nat. Monument

This park is the only place you can find organ pipe cactus growing wild in the United States.

Total Miles
58.3

Elevation

799.31 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Fall/Winter/Spring

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Trail Overview

This short drive offers many opportunities to hike along the way. There are some cool camping spots for both RVs and tent campers. You need to pay a small fee to enter the park, and ATVs and UTVs are not allowed.

Difficulty

Easy: Well-maintained dirt road suitable for passenger cars. Steep spots are paved.

History

Franklin D. Roosevelt created Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on April 13, 1937. It was created as a way to preserve a unique part the Sonoran Desert. In 1977, 95% of the monument was declared wilderness.

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

From Phoenix: Take Interstate 10 west and Highway 85 south. From Tucson: Take 86 west and 85 south. Visitor Center is 23 miles south of Why.