Quitobaquito Warm Springs

Lukeville, Arizona

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A collection of warm springs forming a pond and lush oasis in the dry Sonoran Desert of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. A series of small warm springs flow out of the base of a hill in a broad Sonoran Desert plain. The springs feed a relatively lush oasis in this dry environment, and flow together to form a small pond. Although not a bathable spring, Quitobaquito is a pleasant environment, and worth a trip. The springs have been used for centuries by Native Americans, early Spanish explorers, prospectors, and travelers following the dreaded Camino del Diablo (Devil’s Highway) from Sonora to Yuma. Wildlife is also abundant here, with a particularly wide variety of birds. Primitive. The springs have been covered with metal plates to protect the water source, and some of the water has been channeled into the pond. A few trails and interpretive signs have been established.
Touring Arizona Hot Springs

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Touring Arizona Hot Springs

by Matt C. Bischoff (Falcon Guides)

A collection of warm springs forming a pond and lush oasis in the dry Sonoran Desert of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. A series of small warm springs flow out of the base of a hill in a broad Sonoran Desert plain. The springs feed a relatively lush oasis in this dry environment, and flow together to form a small pond. Although not a bathable spring, Quitobaquito is a pleasant environment, and worth a trip.

The springs have been used for centuries by Native Americans, early Spanish explorers, prospectors, and travelers following the dreaded Camino del Diablo (Devil’s Highway) from Sonora to Yuma. Wildlife is also abundant here, with a particularly wide variety of birds. Primitive. The springs have been covered with metal plates to protect the water source, and some of the water has been channeled into the pond. A few trails and interpretive signs have been established.

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Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Lukeville
Season: Fall, winter, and spring. Summer is too hot, with daytime temperatures often topping 120 degrees F.
Features: Hot Springs
Local Contacts: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Local Maps: USGS Quitobaquito Springs, Lukeville
Driving Directions: Directions to Quitobaquito Warm Springs

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