5 Reasons Ajo is Paradise for Outdoor Enthusiasts

If you've never taken the time to stop in Ajo, Arizona, you don't know what you're missing. Home to 4,000 people and only one stoplight, Ajo is a place to slow down and enjoy life. You could say it’s a small town with a huge backyard. Which makes it a perfect staycation destination for anyone who likes to spend time in the great outdoors. Here are 5 reasons why Ajo is paradise for outdoor enthusiasts:

1. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Organ PipePhoto via Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Ajo is the closest community to one of Arizona's many natural treasures, Oran Pipe Cactus National Monument. From the National Park Service: "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."

2. Brand New Mountain Bike Trail Maps

Ajo Mountain Bike

Be the first to celebrate the launch of Ajo's new mountain bike trail maps. Ajo is located at the heart of the Sonoran desert and has miles of some of the best mountain biking trails in Southern Arizona.

3. Clear Skies

Organ Pipe SkiesPhoto via Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

The unpolluted skies have attracted countless astronomy buffs and stargazers. Peer through massive telescopes and enjoy educational programs and Native American exhibits at nearby Kitt Peak National Observatory.

4. Hiking & Camping Galore

ajo hikingPhoto via Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Ajo is surrounded by 12 million acres of public and tribal land waiting to be explored. You can find your own little corner of the world to set up camp and enjoy the surroundings.

5. Natural Wonders

ajo sunrisePhoto via Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Splendor abounds in breathtaking vistas and vibrant sunsets. Situated in the Arizona Upland Subdivision of the Sonoran Desert, the area is home to more than 1,000 species of plants and animals, many unique to the area.

Do you have the travel bug now? Join us on our Explore Arizona Weekend Getaway to Ajo, Arizona, October 10 - 12! Let us be your tour guide as you explore the natural beauty that Ajo has to offer.