Ajo Mountain Drive

MODERATE 18 reviews

Ajo Mountain Drive is a 20.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lukeville, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 20.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,312 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

scenic driving

ohv / off road driving

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wild flowers

wildlife

Ajo Mountain Drive is mostly used for scenic driving or off-road driving, but there is also hiking and cycling.

scenic driving
8 days ago

If you looking for cacti, this is the place! So many diverse cacti on the drive (which to me was much more impressive in terms of density and diversity than what I have seen at Saguaro NP). Tried both the Arch Canyon and Bull Pasture Hikes, and enjoyed Bull Pasture much more. Road is very rough and SUV/truck recommended, but we survived in a little sedan.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Fun off-road cycling, gotta have fat tires & low pressure. Washboard on loop is pretty harsh.

Mon Nov 12 2018

We’ve done this drive twice now (in a Chevy Malibu) and we just love it! Next time we’re coming back to do the arch trail hike!

ohv/off road driving
Tue Mar 13 2018

Beautiful!

Tue Feb 06 2018

Super rough road but there were so many organ pipe cactus everywhere. Couldn’t wait to get done. 20 miles was too long

hiking
Thu Jan 11 2018

The drive is nice but the hike up Mount Ajo through Bull Pastures was better.

Wed Aug 16 2017

beautiful drive thru the desert. Lots of variety of cactus, rugged mountains and arch and great sunset views.

Sat May 23 2015

Very scenic and great hiking.

scenic driving
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scenic driving
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hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

ohv/off road driving
9 months ago

ohv/off road driving
Tue Jan 15 2019

hiking
Sat Nov 24 2018

recorded Ajo Mountain Drive

scenic driving
Tue Nov 06 2018

hiking
Tue Dec 12 2017

ohv/off road driving
Sun Apr 02 2017