Saguaro National Park Arizona

A picture and information about Saguaro National Park in Southern Arizona. Saguaro National Park is located in two areas that are separated by about 30 miles and the city of Tucson. The park features Sonoran Desert mountain areas, and many different types of cactus, including barrel cactus, cholla cactus, prickly pear cactus, and the park's namesake Saguaro Cactus. The park was declared Saguaro national monument in 1933 and it was upgraded to national park status in 1994. Nature walks and back country hiking are two of the most popular activities in the park.
Saguaro National Park

Saguaro Park East
The eastern district of Saguaro National Park is called the Rincon Mountain District because it is located in the Rincon Mountains. This district has fewer saguaro cactus plants than the western region, but the plants it does have are larger in size because the eastern district of the park receives more rain then the western district. Saguaro Park East has an 8 mile loop road which provides access to many of the park's trails, two picnic areas, and a visitor's center. The Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park is located about 20 miles east of the Tucson city center, at 3693 South Old Spanish Trail.

Saguaro Park West
The western district of Saguaro National Park is known as the West District and also as the Tucson Mountain District, because it is located on the west side of Tucson in the Tucson Mountains. The Tucson Mountain District of Saguaro National Park is located about 15 miles east of the center of Tucson, at 2700 North Kinney Road.

Saguaro National Park - Official Web Site
Official United States National parks Service Web site for Saguaro National Park in Arizona. Includes a visit planning guide, park nature and science information, a teacher's guide, a children's guide, park news, park management information, and how you can help support the park.

Includes Saguaro National Park maps and information about visitors centers i the park, scenic drives, trails, picnic areas, camping, other lodging, and nearby attractions. By Sabino Canyon resident Jim Roth.

Wikipedia "Saguaro National Park" Article
Article with an overview of Saguaro National Park, information about the Rincon Mountain District, a photo gallery, and related resources.

Fiesta de Saguaro
All day festival that takes place every March in the eastern Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park. The festival is a celebration of the Hispanic heritage of the area and it features folkloric dancers, guest speakers, Mariachi music, other live performances, craft demonstrations, arts and crafts sales, a children's area, and traditional Mexican food.

Tours and Interpretive Programs
Monthly schedules of visitor programs in both districts of Saguaro National Park.

Saguaro Wilderness Area Booklet (PDF)
Free, online booklet with information to help plan a backpacking trip in the Saguaro Wilderness Area and an application for an overnight stay permit.

Lodging Near Saguaro National Park East
- Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast
- Hacienda del Deserto

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