Updated: Nov 4
Adventure Rating: Epic
Trip Length: 250, 4-7 days
Season: Year round, but October - May recommended to avoid excessive heat.
Recommended Vehicle: Truck/SUV w/ 4x4 and AT tires.
Alternative Routes: Yes! See bottom of route details for info. Passports, Permits & More: You will need a passport and Mexican vehicle insurance to cross the US-Mexico border. Be prepared to pay entrance fees at both Organ Pipe Cactus NM and El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve. Camping and driving the self-guided crater tour at el Pinacate requires filling out paperwork at the Schuk Toak Visitor Center. Occasionally the crater tour is closed to the public. Please call ahead or check el Pinacate's website to confirm the status of the self guided crater tour.
Alamo Canyon Campground
Bahia la Choya (beachfront camping)
Maps + Navigation
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