Organ Pipe National Monument
Hello Organ Pipe Cactus Campers,
We will be meeting at 8:30am on Black Friday at the Chevron Station, 5139 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler AZ (near I-10 and 202). We will caravan to the outskirts of Organ National Pipe to secure wild camping sites for the weekend. Please bring something to reserve your site – A tent, tarp, etc. as we will establish camp and then hit the trail. On Friday we will explore the smaller eastern loop which meanders into the foothills on a scenic (easy) trail with sweeping vistas and intriguing rock formations. We'll have lunch on the trail and slowly make our way back to the campsite for evening festivities.
On Saturday morning, we'll fuel up and head back into Organ Pipe and explore the larger western loop. This trail takes several hours and is slightly more adventurous than Friday's trail. This trail is the Sonoran desert at its finest. Great photo opportunities abound. Again, we'll have lunch on the trail and take in all sights that the trail has to offer. We will be completed with this trail mid-afternoon on Saturday. Some of the group will be returning to Phoenix on late Saturday. Others have the option of camping Saturday night. Your choice.
We are looking forward to the trip!
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Life Abounds in the Sonoran Desert
Look close. Look again. The sights and sounds of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, an International Biosphere Reserve, reveal a thriving community of plants and animals. Human stories echo throughout this desert preserve, chronicling thousands of years of desert living. A scenic drive, wilderness hike,or a night of camping will expose you to a living desert that thrives.