• Sonoran Desert at Organ Pipe NM

    Organ Pipe Cactus

    National Monument Arizona

Accessibility

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The following is offered as a guide only. Be aware of your own capabilities and plan your visit accordingly. Leashed service dogs are always welcome.

 
A view of the Kris Eggle Visitor Center.

A view of the Kris Eggle Visitor Center from the parking area.   

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The Kris Eggle Visitor Center is a good place to begin your visit. The lobby, auditorium, exhibits, and bookstore area are accessible. For the visually impaired there is a relief map of the monument and a touch table with a variety of items. Drinking fountains outside the building are accessible. Restrooms in a nearby building are accessible with assistance.

Behind the Kris Eggle Visitor Center is an accessible 100-yard, hard-surfaced nature trail suitable for scooters and wheelchairs. This level, gently winding trail offers close views of many plants and birds native to the Sonoran Desert.

 
A picnic area near the Kris Eggle Visitor Center.  Nearly all the picnic areas in the park are designed to be easily accessible.

This is an example of a picnic area at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.  Most of the developed picnic areas are designed to be inviting and accessible. 

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Twin Peaks, the main campground, is located 1-1/2 miles from the Kris Eggle Visitor Center. All restrooms and drinking water facilities within the 208 site campground are accessible. Four sites have picnic tables designed for wheelchair and scooter users; these sites are located nearest the restrooms. Some of these sites also have raised tent pads which may be inconvenient. Persons desiring a more level space may request another site.

The group campground has one restroom accessible with assistance. Group sites 1 and 2 are level and may be considered accessible, though the ground is soft in some places.

 

Located near the southwest corner of Twin Peaks Campground, the amphitheater is the site of evening programs and other special events. The 300 foot trail is paved, but fairly steep; some assistance may be desirable. Two centrally located paved areas are designed for wheelchair or scooter use.

 
A view of Arch Canyon from the Ajo Mountazin drive

This is a view of Arch Canyon from the Ajo Mountain drive. 

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The 21 mile Ajo Mountain Drive Loop and North Puerto Blanco Drive (10 mile round trip) are graded dirt roads with interpretive pullouts. An interpretive guidebook is available for the Ajo Mountain Drive. At the approximate half way point of Ajo Mountain Drive, Estes Canyon picnic area has an "accessible with assistance" picnic table and pit toilet. An accessible picnic area with pit toilet restrooms is located at the five mile turn-around on North Puerto Blanco Drive.

Other areas of interest may include Alamo Canyon primitive campground. The dirt road to Bates Well historic ranch at the northern end of the monument is infrequently maintained and recommended for vehicles with four-wheel drive only. There are no facilities at this location.

 

 

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