Saguaro National Park!

Saguaro National Park
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? HERE’S HOW:

  • 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?
    East Unit:

    • 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail
      Tucson, Arizona 85730
    West Unit:

    • 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!

Click here to read about my experience in this park!

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

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