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Most Dangerous National Park - Organ Pipe Natl. Monument, AZ.


ORGAN PIPE NATL. MONUMENT, Ariz. (KGUN9- TV) - It's been called the most dangerous national park. Set deep in a remote area of the Sonoran desert, there's not doubt the animals and plants can be unfriendly, and the scorching summer temperatures can be deadly. But, that's not the reason the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument has worn the label for the past 10 years.

The park lies on the Mexican-American border, and while there are several open trails and campgrounds, some of the parts of the park are only accessible with an escort. 9 On Your Side reporter Jessica Chapin toured Quitoboquito, a pond and former Western town about an hour drive into a restricted area.

During the bumpy drive shows signs of the border activity that happens every day. Plastic bags and empty water jugs strewn across the desert landscape reveals how many illegal imm

Added: May-10-2012 Occurred On: May-10-2012
By: Arizona_Patriot
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Tags: Most, Dangerous, National, Park, Organ, Pipe, Natl., Monument, AZ., Secure, Our, Border,
Location: Ajo, Arizona, United States (load item map)
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