Organ Pipe National Park and Ft Huachuca
First off these places are a distance to get to especially from Phoenix, so plan on spending some time out. Just a guess but it also is over a hundred miles apart.
To the local Native Americans, the land of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument was an important cultural center. Hohokam trade routes bisect what is now the monument, and allowed for ease of movement through the Sonoran Desert as people looked to acquire resources and trade with neighboring cultures. To the O’Odham people, the fruits of saguaro and organ pipe cactus provided food during the hot Sonoran summer.
Here is a list of animals you might be lucky enough to see includes:
- Mountain Lion,
- Mule Deer,
- White-tailed Deer,
- Desert Bighorn,
- Sonoran Pronghorn,
- Lesser Long Nosed Bat,
- Kangaroo Rat,
- Quitobaquito pupfish,
- more bird species than can be listed and
- several species of reptiles, including Rattlesnakes.
Fort Huachuca, constructed in 1877, was one of a chain of forts established to guard southern Arizona against the Chiricahua Apaches, led by Geronimo.