by Alex Gugel , all rights reserved
Organ Pipe Cactus
Guide to Hiking Trails
Guide to Hiking Trails at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (NM) in Arizona. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).
Organ Pipe Cactus National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Guide to Hiking Trails To Ajo CABEZA WILDLIFE 86 REFUGE W as ov e d di r t Ku de pr Le ro er a ka tc h Wash im un Bates Well Cu da ow l Why to Tucson 120 mi 193 km Monument Entrance Wayside er Gr ña ad NATIONAL To Why Visitor Center to Why 22 mi 35 km PRIETA h TOHONO 85 OW O THE Y VA L L E M ou n Twin Peaks 2615ft 797m NO Y TA MTNS Aj oy ta e- wa y TNS i D IA B L O M m 21 4km 3 on wa y Diaz Spire 3892ft 1186m Diaz Peak 4024ft 1227m Kris Eggle Visitor Center 5 SON Victoria Mine OY TA VA 5mi 8km LL EY Lukeville (port of entry) 8 R io Sonoyta So Sonoyta to Caborca 93 mi 149 km Public road — graded dirt, 25foot vehicle limit no UN yta Hiking trail 0.15 Mile Loop 5–10 Minutes Easy brick path around Visitor Center with exhibits including a small pond with the endangered Quitobaquito Desert Pupfish. Accessible to scooters and wheelchairs. Leashed pets are allowed on this trail. Visitor Center and Campground Area 0 0 0.2 Km 0.1 t 4 V ie w Tr Group Campground a il Easy loop around Twin Peaks Campground. Leashed pets are allowed on this trail. Twin Peaks Campground Entrance Parking e Pa lo Verd Amphitheater Victoria Mine Trail EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA 1 Visitor Center Ajo Mtn Drive er 20–30 Minutes North Puerto Blanco Drive 0.2 Mi es 1 Mile Loop ITED ME STATE XIC S O Historical site D 2. Campground Perimeter Trail e- 1670ft 509m 2 Wheelchair-accessible Primitive campground on i 2 Self-guiding trail Wheelchair-accessible campground (40-foot RV limit) Dr n BULL PASTURE Estes CanyonBull Pasture Trails A SIERRA DE SANTA ROS 1. Visitor Center Nature Trail co SO Jojoba/Evergreen scrubland Bl a n i ta (pit toilets) ve ai Tr l S So n 8 ve LL Arizona Upland Community Mixed cactus/ Palo verde o S o National Monument Boundary TN Dr i HI IN Picnic area Saltbush E RANGNYON ITO rt Tillotson Peak Wayside RESERVATION CANYON Mt Ajo 4808ft 1466m (pit toilets) See detail map below A Sonoyta to Puerto Peñasco 62 mi 100 km Mixed scrub N O h P ue NC QU RA Ri o INDIAN CA gate Pinkley Peak 3145ft 959m No rt BLA BA AB A JO TO 5 Kilometers Lower Colorado Valley Community Creosote bush/ Bursage YO ER SENITA BASIN PL 5 Miles MO Tillotson Peak 3374ft 1028m M 1 AL A 7ARCH O 1 Alamo Canyon Campground a sh ta W PU LA 6 O’ODHAM N Y ji ua Montezumas Head 3634ft 1108m GR AS S CA LLE CI PR I A N O H I LLS rva d Quitobaquito Gra e la Bió nD esie sfera E rto l Pin d e North Alta acate y r 0 h Was VA n sh 17mi 28km Ajo Mountains Wayside Wa sh NATIONAL MONUMENT Ag IT A la m o OF LER Kino Peak 3197ft 974m Rese 0 ni BATES MOUNTAINS a W i s t o b al QU io ORGAN PIPE CACTUS Sa Cr er AJ GR Ch 5 2 Campground Perimeter Trail Parking 3 85 3. Palo Verde 2.6 Miles Round Trip Visitor Center and Campground Area 1.5–2 Hours 0 0 0.2 Km 0.1 North Puerto Blanco Drive 0.2 Mi Easy trail between Twin Peaks Campground and the Kris Eggle Visitor Center with views of the Ajo Range. Leashed pets are allowed on this trail. Ajo Mtn Drive D es er t 45 Minutes–1 Hour w Tr Group Campground Twin Peaks Campground Entrance Parking e Pa lo Verd Amphitheater Easy loop trail with spectacular vistas of Senita Basin and the La Abra Plain to the southwest and the Sonoyta Valley to the southeast. Ideal for sunrises and sunsets. There are benches along the trail. 5. Victoria Mine 4.5 Miles Round Trip 3–4 Hours This easy trail meanders across Sonoran Desert landscapes and crosses several arroyos (washes). Leads to an historic mining structure. The mine is closed. For your safety do not enter mine. There are benches along the trail. 6. Alamo Canyon 2 Miles Round Trip 1.5 Hours Easy trail leading to a historic ranching site with old ranch house, corral, and well. Footing can be rough. This is a good bird watching location. 7. Arch Canyon 2 Miles Round Trip (Does not include climbing to the arch on the social trail.) 1 Hour Easy to moderate trail steadily climbing into Arch Canyon. Good views of arches and oak-juniper ecosystem. 8. Estes CanyonBull Pasture 4.1 Miles Loop 2–3 Hours Difficult loop trail with steep grades and exposed cliffs. Spectacular views across the Monument and into Mexico. Estes Canyon is great for birding. EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA Victoria Mine 5 Trail ai Tr l 1.2 Miles Loop 4 V ie a il 4. Desert View 1 Visitor Center 2 Campground Perimeter Trail Parking 3 85