Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

MAKE A TRIP OUT TO THE ONLY PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES WHERE THE ORGAN PIPE CACTUS – THE TALL CACTI WITH BRANCHES RESEMBLING A PIPE ORGAN – GROWS WILD. 

History & Nature

This International Biosphere Reserve has a thriving community of plants and animals, and some sights can only be seen at night – like the large, white flowers that bloom on the cacti that’s more than 150 years old. 

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Things to Do

Almost anything you could want to do can be done in this desert wilderness; take a drive down a remote road, hike a backcountry trail, camp beneath a clear desert sky, marvel at cacti, or simply soak in the warmth and beauty of the Southwest.

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

Choose to stay at one of the many nearby campgrounds or try backcountry camping to truly immerse yourself in nature. If you prefer a little more protection from the outdoors, RVs,car camping or staying in nearby accommodation in Ajo are also popular options. Either way, hop in your car and hit the road to experience this unique desert adventure.

Hours & Pricing

Open daily, year-round.

Kris Eggle Visitor Center: Open daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Park Entrance Fees:

  • Per Vehicle: $12/7-day pass
  • Individual/Bicycle: $4/7-day pass
  • Annual Pass: $30

Camping Fees:

  • Twin Peaks Campground: $16/night, tent and RV camping. First-come, first served basis. 
  • Alamo Canyon Primitive Campground: $10/night, primitive tent camping.
  • Backcountry Camping: $5/permit, register in person at the Kris Eggle Visitor Center
  • Group Camping: Available by reservation, contact the visitor center at 520-387-6849 x7302 for more information. 

For More Information

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
10 Organ Pipe Drive
Ajo, AZ 85321
(520) 387-6849

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