• Sonoran Desert at Organ Pipe NM

    Organ Pipe Cactus

    National Monument Arizona

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  • Increased Fire Restrictions, Effective June 5 Until Further Notice

    Due to increase fire danger and dry conditions, all fires (charcoal, coal, and wood) are prohibited. Cook stoves and lanterns are still allowed. Smoking is limited to enclosed vehicles.


If the trail seems steep, the view is worth it.   Photo of a hiker on Bull Pasture Trail.
If the trail seems steep, the view is worth it.

Hiking: There are miles and miles of trails laced around Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Some are easy, others are strenuous, most of them fall somewhere in between. Some of the best hiking is off the beaten trails and out in the canyons with a map and compass to guide you. Ask at the Kris Eggle Visitor for route information. Trails are open only during daylight hours.

Hiking trails:

  • Visitor Center Nature Trail
  • Palo Verde Trail (pet friendly).
  • Desert View Trail.
  • Campground perimeter trail (pet friendly).
  • Victoria Mine Trail, please stay on the trail.
  • Estes Canyon Trail (Ajo Mountain area).
  • Bull Pasture Trail (Ajo Mountain area).
  • Arch Canyon Trail (Ajo Mountain area).
  • Alamo Canyon Trail.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Gila Monsters are one of only two species of venomous lizards found in North America. You can find them in the late spring through early autumn at ORPI. They move really slow, and you have to try pretty hard to get bit. We don't recommend it. It hurts, and they don't let go.