Organ Pipe Cactus Dog Policy
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is Somewhat Dog Friendly
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is also an International Biosphere Reserve and home to flourishing plants and animals. The National Monument offers great scenic drives, hiking, and camping in the Sonoran Desert.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is somewhat dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on a few trails and along roads, as well as frontcountry campgrounds on paved roads. Temperatures can rise quickly here -- make sure to bring plenty of water for your dog and do not leave dogs unattended.
Dogs are allowed on some trails while on a leash no longer than 6':
- Palo Verde Trail - 2.6 miles round trip
- Campground Perimeter Trail
- Nature Trail at the Visitor Center - 0.1 mile round trip
Dogs are not allowed on any other trails.
There are cholla, which are cactii with cylindrical stems, along trails that you should watch out for on your dog's paws.
Dogs are allowed at the following campground while on a leash:
Dogs are not allowed at backcountry campsites or at campsites with dirt roads.