Designated in 1994 and covers Tucson from two sides, Saguaro National Park gives protection to native animals and plants, ... More
Saguaro National Park
Designated in 1994 and covers Tucson from two sides, Saguaro National Park gives protection to native animals and plants, most prominently the stately Saguaro cactus is a well-known icon of the Arizonan and Mexican deserts. Both locations have loop roads for driving and cycling, visitor's centers, bookstores, hiking trails, picnic areas and exhibit centers. The Westside park also has a remarkable ancient petroglyph site. Rangers offer special interpretative hikes on request. There is no admission fee for the Westside; however, the Eastside park charges for per car. This place is open daily at 7am.
Self guided tour but absolutely wonderful. Visit in early morning or late night. Sit quietly at the waterhole and the javalina come in for a drink too.
I live in Tucson and often go an visit just for some
think time. I live east and there is an east and west monument. If you hike or bike you will love this place.
I was only able to spend two days here, but had a great time driving through the Western portion of the park, as well as hiking the Hugh Norris trail. Coming from the east coast, I found the desert to be gorgeous and a nice change of scenery. Just be sure to hike very early, and bring lots of water and sunscreen! Next time I think I would try roadbiking the paved roads.
Located about 12 miles north of the city on Arizona Highway 77 (Oracle Road), this park affords the best views
of the canyons and domes of the Catalina Mountains . A multitude of birds, snakes and lizards inhabit the ...
You don't have to drive very far to see the desert wildlife in Tucson. In fact, some coyotes have become
quite urbanized here. Greasewood Park is a particularly good spot to view wildlife. Anklam Wash, a natural corridor for ...