Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

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Located in Southern Arizona on the border of Mexico and the Tohono O’Odham Nation, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a world biosphere reserve known for having the only Organ Pipe Cactus growing naturally in the United States. The park features a diverse array of flora and fauna, scenic drives, hiking and biking trails, camping, park ranger programs and junior and desert ranger programs. Highlights of this Sonoran desert park include Ajo Mountain Drive, a 21 mile drive on a gravel road that showcases volcanic rock formations, you can see all kinds of desert flora like organ pipe cactus, ocotillo, saguaro, and creosote. The Arch Rock formation and trail is another popular as is the nature trail at the Kris Eggle Visitor Center. The monument was established April 13, 1939

Location & Local Communities:
Located in southern Arizona on the Mexican border between Yuma and Gila Bend, the main gateway community destinations for Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument include: Ajo (approx. 15 miles), Gila Bend (approx. 60 miles), Casa Grande (approx. 120 miles), Yuma (approx. 150 miles), Tucson (approx. 150 miles), Phoenix (approx. 150 miles), and Sonoyta, in Sonora, Mexico (approx. 3 miles).

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