Organ Pipe Cactus Nat. Monument

Total Miles
57.3

Elevation

799.31 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Winter, Spring

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.

Photos of Organ Pipe Cactus Nat. Monument

Organ Pipe Cactus Nat. Monument
Organ Pipe Cactus Nat. Monument
Organ Pipe Cactus Nat. Monument

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

Status Reports

Jason Kuehnl
Apr 16, 2024
2020 Toyota Tacoma
Open
Normal
Super easy trail and it’s a fun little excursion if you’re staying in the park campgrounds. Good views of saguaros and the border.
Rory Rejda
Mar 21, 2023
4x4
Open

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.

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