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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

The park was created in 1937 as a way to preserve a representative area of the Sonoran Desert. The new monument was part of a movement in the National Parks to protect not just scenic wonders but also the ecological wonders of the country. Over 75 years later, Organ Pipe Cactus is now one of the best preserved examples of the Sonoran Desert wilderness.

Within the monument, signs of human use are also preserved and protected. The monument is the site of culture and history that reflect long, widespread and diverse use by American Indian, Mexican, and European groups. The intesection of these of these three cultures is significant archeologically, geographically, and internationally.

Please explore the information below to learn more about this amazing place.

 
News
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument news releases and visitor guides

Photos and Multimedia
Public domain photos, multimedia videos and presentations. More>

History and Culture
Explore the human stories of Organ Pipe Cactus. More>

Nature
Learn about the Sonoran Desert, plants, animals, and climate. More>

Education
Information on planning a classroom visit to Organ Pipe Cactus. More>

Kids and Youth
Links to the Web Ranger, Junior Ranger, and Desert Ranger programs. More>

Management
Park management documents, park-wide reports and laws and policies. More>

Bookstore
Purchasing books and goods through the Western National Parks Association bookstore helps to support Organ Pipe Cactus. More>

Publications
Printable information about Organ Pipe Cactus, including the park newspaper. More>

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

10 Organ Pipe Drive
Ajo, AZ 85321

Phone:

(520) 387-6849 x7302

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