|What is it?
||Saguaro National Park preserves an incredibly dense forest of giant saguaro cacti!
|What makes it beautiful?
||I love saguaros! The way they tower over the desert and convey so many different shapes and gestures with their unique arms… It sets my imagination ablaze! When I visited the park’s West Unit, my jaw dropped at the incredible vistas just overflowing with them! It was a cactus concert crowd!
At the time, as I hiked Wasson Peak, the tallest in this section of the park, I was surrounded by dark storm clouds with just a glint of sunlight passing along the thousands of hillside columns, casting them in emerald contrast to the blackness beyond. It was a soul-stirring sight!
|How can I Help the Helpers?
- Pay the entrance fee and contribute toward trail and structural maintenance, sign design, and other visitor services!
- Volunteer at Saguaro National Park!
- Donate to the Friends of Saguaro National Park!
- Be a responsible visitor! Remember the old adages: Pack out what you pack in! Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints!
|Where is this place?
- 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, Arizona 85730
- 2700 N. Kinney Road
Tucson, Arizona 85743
From Flagstaff: ~251mi (404km) — 4.2hrs
From Phoenix: ~108mi (174km) — 1.8hrs
From Tucson: ~18mi (29km) — 0.3hrs
From Yuma: ~232mi (374km) — 3.9hrs
|When should I go?
||The eastern district is open daily from 7:00 AM until sunset, and the western district is open daily from sunrise to sunset!