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Quitobaquito Spring

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo, AZ
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Nice to see- only coots but no other birds

Husband is a birder and likes off- road driving so took the truck on Puerto Blanco north drive... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
suzannesg
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Richland, Washington
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A surprise in the Desert

A long drive on a rough dirt road takes you to this desert oasis. It's a great place to observe... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
BrianStone
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An oasis in the dry part of the Sonoran Desert that is a promising spot for viewing plants, birds and animals.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good17%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo, AZ
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Husband is a birder and likes off- road driving so took the truck on Puerto Blanco north drive- oasis at Quitobaquito was pretty but no picnic tables or anything! We then drove off road in Nuevo Pozo road north to Ajo- road was ok but...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

A long drive on a rough dirt road takes you to this desert oasis. It's a great place to observe birds. The road is best driven in a 4x4 vehicle.

Thank BrianStone
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

I'd been visiting OPCNM for years and had never visited Quitobaquito. Unlike Alamo Canyon, or the Ajo Mountain Drive, which are more remote and in a mountainous setting, Quitobaquito is about 16 miles down the flat Puerto Blanco Road, much of it paralleling Mexico Hwy...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

I seldom give ho-hum reviews of natural areas but I have to say Quitobaquito Spring was a bit of a disappointment. I drove the Puerto Blanco Drive (which I really enjoyed) and took the slight detour to see the spring. It's basically a pond in...More

Thank SonoraSteveTucson
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a large lake in the middle of a desert like area, very interesting. Lots of wildlife in the area, including some pup fish that are found only here..

2  Thank Martha O
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

fantastic place to visit....only one other person was there he had named one of his dogs in honor of a Beach near us in NC Kure over dirt roads & well worth the trip....loved this place

1  Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

After driving for nearly an hour through the hot desert, Quitobaquito was a pleasant and welcome surprise. We enjoyed sitting by the water, watching the coots dive and the turtles paddling about. We followed the entry stream for a while and marveled at the number...More

Thank JFE65
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Long trek via Blanco loop does not exactly reward you for the effort to get to the Quitobaquito pond. There is some evident wildlife, a few duck like birds resident in the pond and a few turtles in the shallows. Overall a little underwhelming! It...More

Thank northernneckinn
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We decided to make the long trek ( 45 mins one way) from the visitor center, mostly on the good gravel road, to experience the border and to check out this oasis in the desert. Unfortunately few birds, but we did get to spot the...More

Thank Swampgal123
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Tough location to get to! And - chances are - the journey will likely make you a bit apprehensive. You have to drive a few miles basically very close to the border and parallel to it. There are Boarder Patrol vehicles. The water pond is...More

Thank podrozniczka60
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