Ajo, Arizona

Camp at the Alamo Canyon Campground

Originally added by Jenna Mulligan

A small, isolated campground with direct hiking access and gorgeous cacti diversity.

The Alamo Canyon campground is the closest campsite to the northern entrance of Organ Pipe National Monument, but this monument near Ajo, Arizona remains only lightly trafficked.

Organ Pipe cacti dominate the landscape, but hikers and campers can enjoy a variety of lizards, birds and other wildlife sightings in the area.

Alamo Canyon is accessed by driving 12.3 miles south from the town of Why on Highway 85. There will be a dirt road on the east side of the main road, 10 miles north of the Kris Eggle visitors center. Turn onto this road!

After turning, the road will turn to dirt but is well-maintained and doesn't require 4 wheel drive. Drive a slow 1-2 miles further east, and you’ll find the campground entrance and six campsites beyond it.

Sites are $12 per night, and there is no advanced reservation system.

There is one pit toilet, charcoal grills and picnic tables, but no permanent shade structures. Due to the  power of the midday heat around this region, I suggest bringing some shade structure if you plan to spend time at this campground.

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
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