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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
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
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
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
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
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
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