Things To Do

Organ Pipe Cactus has something for everyone to enjoy: hikes meander through a verdant landscape; wildflower viewing in spring and cactus blooms in early summer; scenic drives through the Sonoran Desert; abundant opportunities for landscape and wildlife photography; camping under the dazzling stars above, and so much more! Many visitors come to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in winter and early spring to enjoy the Sonoran Desert's winter warmth, but each season offers a unique perspective and experience!

Discover what's unique to each season and what the temperatures are like on the Weather page, or how to safely enjoy the Sonoran Desert on the Desert Safety page. Explore the Plan Your Visit page to help make trip planning a breeze by offering activity suggestions anywhere from 30 minutes to all day.

woman hiking on a desert trail

Organ Pipe Cactus has many miles of hiking trails to explore!

Camper securing a tent to the ground

Organ Pipe Cactus offers many camping options including developed, primitive, and backcountry.

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Ranger Programs

During the winter months, learn about Organ Pipe Cactus through our ranger-led programs.

A car along a dirt road, mountain in the distance, cactus in the foreground
Scenic Driving and Biking

Hit the dirt roads, and explore the expansive desert by car or bike.

A verdin sits on a branch holding grass. It is a dull gray color with a vibrant yellow head.

Discover the tips and tricks of birding at Organ Pipe Cactus!

A saguaro sits under a starry sky with mountains in the background.
Night Sky Viewing

Learn about the night sky in Organ Pipe Cactus and tips and trick on how to best enjoy it!

View up a desert canyon, looking over horse ears

One of the best ways to see the desert is by horseback.

Last updated: June 11, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

10 Organ Pipe Drive
Ajo, AZ 85321



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