This crested saguaro sits along Bates Well Road in the northern parts of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. From what I could see, it has at least 5 “Y” formations.

My wife spotted this crested saguaro along the road while we were exploring the recently-opened eastern section of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. It was later in the evening, about 30 minutes before the sun went down. We had taken a wrong turn a few hours before and ended up on Bates Well Road instead of Puerto Blanco Road. No matter, it was still beautiful and we were blessed to see this crested saguaro.

Crested Saguaro on Bates Well Road