hiking
4 months ago

Great view at the top, be sure to take the trail counterclockwise for an easier return hike.

hiking
4 months ago

So, there are some discrepancies on the distance of this trail. The NPS map shows only the maintained sections which is marked .6 miles one way (out and back) but there is an extension...an unmaintained primitive trail which starts at the "steep trail" warning sign. I have no idea how far up it is to the top of the mountain but another site claims it's 4 miles (roundtrip) with a 900-1100 foot gain in elevation.

The first .6 miles is relatively easy-moderate but I'd rank the primitive trail as moderate to strenuous. Additionally, the trail gets a little tricky to follow, even with the cairns, and requires scrambling up some kinda steep rock. The trail seems to dissipate as well so be aware of your landmarks.

Views are fantastic BUT you cannot get to the arch. As a matter of fact, we were only able to find a tiny side trail that offered a very limited side view from about 200 yards away. We couldn't figure out any way to actually get to the arch. Still a challenging hike and the views are grand.

hiking
9 months ago

Pretty steep the last half mile. And don't let the false summit trick you. Keep going up to the ridge where you find the Bull Pasture sign :)

scenic driving
3 years ago

A good winter destination. This is on the Mexican border in the southwestern Arizona desert. The Organ Pipe Cactus are rather unique. The monument has two scenic loop drives, and the whole area is rather remote.

on Bull Pasture Trail

walking
4 years ago

scenic driving
4 years ago

SUPER BEAUTIFUL! It is like being on another planet... coming from the midwest this was just such a striking, gorgeous route.... adore it and will definitely go back.

There are areas to do foot hiking, but I would start from a visitor center and take mapped routes. Bring water, watch out for snakes and scorpions!