Cipriano Hills

Ajo, Arizona

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A long day hike or backpack around the Cipriano Hills. The Cipriano Hills are a collection of rounded, volcanic summits that rise at the edge of the Growler Valley. This route makes a circuit around the base of the hills, traveling along flats of creosote bush and cactus. This area offers one of the best opportunities for solitude and deep desert hiking in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country

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Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

A long day hike or backpack around the Cipriano Hills. The Cipriano Hills are a collection of rounded, volcanic summits that rise at the edge of the Growler Valley.

This route makes a circuit around the base of the hills, traveling along flats of creosote bush and cactus. This area offers one of the best opportunities for solitude and deep desert hiking in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Ajo
Length: 13.5
Elevation Gain: 385 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Backpack or day hike
Season: Best October to April
Trailhead Elevation: 1,300 feet
Top Elevation: 1,520 feet
Local Contacts: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Local Maps: Kino Peak, Pozo Nueva Well
Topo Map: Cipriano Hills Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking Arizona's Cactus Country Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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