Hidden along the border of Mexico, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, is a thriving cacti forest just waiting to be explored. You can escape the city for a day and discover a land filled with giant saguaros and so much more. Who's ready for an epic road trip? 

Just a little over a two-hour drive from Phoenix, this monument is home to 31 species of cacti, wildflowers in spring, and many wildlife.

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A $25 per vehicle entrance fee will give you access to this scenic area and miles of trails to conquer.

Since the permit is good for seven days, you can keep returning and try a new trail every day. 

If you're not up to exploring on foot, you can relax in your air-conditioned car and take a tour on four wheels.

According to the website, the Bull Pasture drive is 3 miles roundtrip and offers views "of Mexico and the monument."

It's the perfect path if you're looking for a strenuous trek with exposed cliffs and stunning sights. 

One of the unique cacti that you'll see dotting the reserve is the organ pipe cactus

It's actually the only place to see these wild-growing plants in the U.S.!

This type of plant can live to be over 150 years old, so you'll see a piece of history up-close. 

Between May and June, its white flowers bloom but only at night! How cool is that?

This nature escape is one of the best places to explore and learn about the desert landscape.

And since it's close to the city, a stop here is perfect for a day-trip.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Price: $25

Address: 10 Organ Pipe Dr., Ajo, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can explore a desert forest filled with massive cacti. 

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and, most of all, be respectful on your trip.