Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Address:10 Organ Pipe Dr
Ajo, AZ 85321

Phone:520-387-6849
Web: www.nps.gov/orpi/
Size: 330,689 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on April 13, 1937. Wilderness designated on November 10, 1978. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1976.
Location:In southern Arizona, along the Mexican border. From the north (I-8), follow AZ 85 through Ajo and Why. The Monument is 35 miles south of Ajo and 22 miles south of Why.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, auto touring, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Sonoran Desert plants and animals found nowhere else in the United States are protected here, as are traces of the Camino del Diablo Historic Trail. Included among the flora and fauna are the organ pipe cactus, saguaro, elephant tree, and creatures such as the kangaroo rat and javelina that have been able to adapt themselves to extreme temperatures, intense sunlight, and little rainfall.

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These days, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument attracts visitors from all over the world who seek the quintessential American desert experience.
Timothy Tibbitts, a wildlife biologist at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, says the Sonoran's removal from the endangered list is doubtful in the foreseeable future.
The park would include such existing federal lands as Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, and the Barry M.
Where: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is an easy 150-mile shot from either Tucson or Phoenix.
900,000 to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona to boost visitor and resource protection along its 30-mile border with Mexico.
For Silver City, New Mexico, reader Barbara Smith, Arizona's Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument tops the list.
Violence to park staff drew media attention in August when Ranger Kris Eggle from Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona was shot to death while helping border officials track a fugitive (see feature story, page 23).
Noteworthy mines in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Coronado National Memorial, both in Arizona, safeguard lesser long-nosed bats.
The desert floor of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona was virtually a sea of green that later exploded in myriad colors when the plants started to flower.
Many park sites are located in this region, including Saguaro National Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.