Organ Pipe Cactus NM--Alamo Canyon

About this Location

Alamo Canyon Campground is established for primitive tent camping only. Motorhomes and trailers are not permitted. Facilities include four campsites with charcoal grills, tables, pit toilets, and trash cans. Wood fires and ground fires are not allowed.

Camping is by permit only and is limited to the four established sites, with a maximum of 20 people per night for the entire campground. Self-register for camping at the campground. Unregistered vehicles are subject to citation or towing at the owner’s expense.

Alamo Canyon Campground is located at the end of Alamo Canyon Road. The road is a three-mile graded dirt road, suitable for all cars. Alamo Canyon Road is located at milepost 65.5 on the east side of AZ-85. There is no road sign. The road begins on the north side of the concrete bridge that crosses the wash.

About Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

President Franklin D. Roosevelt created Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on April 13, 1937.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument was created as a way to preserve a representative area of the Sonoran Desert. The new monument was part of a movement in the National Parks to protect not just scenic wonders but also the ecological wonders of the country.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is the site of cultural resources that reflect long, widespread and diverse occupations by American Indian, Mexican, and European groups. The intersection of these three cultures is significant archaeologically, geographically, and internationally. Evidence of these cultures still remains today, and as you explore the monument, one cannot help but imagine what life was like living in the Sonoran Desert.

Content from Alamo Canyon Campground webpage and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument website