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.


Activities in Organ Pipe Cactus

  • Father, mother and child walk up a desert trail. cactus in foreground


    Hit the trails. Let the trails take you to into the awesome wilderness of Organ Pipe Cactus.

  • Camper securing a tent to the ground


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

  • 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.

  • View up a desert canyon, looking over horse ears

    Equestrian Use

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

  • A ranger, in uniform, talking with two visitors

    Ranger Programs

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

  • two children sitting on the brick path working on their junior ranger booklets

    Become a Junior Ranger

    Becoming a Junior Ranger is fun, educational, and exciting.

Last updated: February 17, 2023

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10 Organ Pipe Drive
Ajo, AZ 85321



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