Organ Pipe Reopens to Visitors

Ajo Mountain Drive
Enjoy views of the Monument's namesake cactus along the Ajo Mountain Drive.
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News Release Date: October 17, 2013
Contact: Krystina Webster, 520-387-6849 x7304

 Ajo, Arizona - Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument re-opens to visitors today.  Visitors can access public areas, roads, and the visitor center immediately.  Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

"We are happy to be back at work and welcome visitors to the monument, " said acting Superintendent Matt Vandzura.  "Autumn is a particularly special season to enjoy all that Organ Pipe has to offer.  The temperatures are approaching a more comfortable range for hiking the area trails."

Both campgrounds and scenic drives are open for use, as they were in September.  Stop in at the visitor center daily between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm if you have questions about what there is to do on the monument.

Park staff are working to schedule regular ranger programs for the peak season, starting in January.

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