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.
Have you ever wondered why Organ Pipe and Saguaro cacti don't grow in all the American deserts? How is the Sonoran Desert different from the others anyway? Join us one of our free interpretive programs as we share the stories about your National Monument.
Interpretive programs are offered January, February and March. Check program postings at the Kris Eggle Visitor Center or the Twin Peaks Campground for details or check here for the week's events.
Programs are subject to change. Please check with the Kris Eggle Visitor Center (520)-387-6849 ext 7302 for more information.
These 10-20 minute presentations take place on the back patio of the Kris Eggle Visitor Center. Subjects and presenters vary.
Ajo Mountain Van Tours
Quitobaquito van tours for 2014 were:
Fridays: 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14
Sundays: 2/23, 3/2, 3/9
Call the visitor center to make reservations (520-387-6849 x7302). Seats fill and the early tours are already full.
Did You Know?
This chuparosa plant is a hummingbird favorite and grows easily in the Sonoran Desert. It's name roughly translates to "a very sloppy kiss of a rose".