A U.S. Monument and UNESCO biosphere reserve, Organ Pipe Cactus N.M. is the only place in the US where organ pipe cactus grow wild.
Located in extreme southern Arizona, 95% of this beautiful park is declared a wilderness making it a great place to camp and hike.
We love to hike, and this place does not disappoint. The Sonoran Desert is alive with flora and many different types of cacti.
There are several mines located throughout the park, so we hiked to a couple of them.
Our first night a cold front blew in and the temperature dipped to a chilly 28 degrees. We bundled up in our sleeping bags that evening and waited for the morning sun to rise and heat us and the desert. The weather was perfect for the rest of our time there. We camped for three nights, four days.