• Sonoran Desert at Organ Pipe NM

    Organ Pipe Cactus

    National Monument Arizona


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?

A photo of a barrel cactus with flowers

It's not easy, practical, or legal to get "water" from a barrel cactus within the Monument. Even if you tried to get past the spines, it would be like sucking on a bad-tasting dish sponge. The best thing to do is fill a canteen with good drinking water before leaving home.