Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Monday March 16| $85
The Organ Pipe Cactus is common in Mexico, but very rare in the United States. They cannot tolerate cold weather and will be found on the south-facing hills in Organ Pipe National Monument. The monument was created to preserve a representative area of the beautiful and unspoiled Sonoran Desert. We’ll travel the 21 mile—mostly gravel—Ajo Mountain Drive. It is unbelievably scenic and thought to be one of the most incredible driving tours in Arizona. We’ll make a stop in Ajo, Arizona, before heading into Organ Pipe National Monument. At the heart of this community, is a beautiful Spanish Colonial Plaza, built in 1917. The town square features a center park surrounded by charming shops, a post office, two mission-style churches and several restaurants where we can enjoy lunch on self. This is a remarkable springtime tour that you will not want to miss!
Depart: Mesa 8 a.m. Phx 8:30 a.m. NW 9 a.m. Return: 6 p.m.