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Red Hills Visitor Center

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Address: 2700 N. Kinney Rd., Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743-9719
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+1 520 733 5158
09:00 - 17:00
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.

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Enjoyed being up close to saguaro cacti. Walked a 1/2 mile loop. Went early, so visitor center not open. Nice 7 mile meander through cacti and desert in general. Spiritual... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 June 2015
Springfield, Massachusetts
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed being up close to saguaro cacti. Walked a 1/2 mile loop. Went early, so visitor center not open. Nice 7 mile meander through cacti and desert in general. Spiritual, standing next to these gentle giants! Would definitely go back.

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Saguaro National Park is always a must for our trips to Arizona. Both the East and West Units are beautiful. The East Unit is great for those with mobility issues as the paved driving loop allows great views, but the hiking and wildflower viewing is better in the West Unit. Sunsets are amazing over the saguaros and the birds, snakes,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

We walked, we took pictures, we drove around, and we had fun. Food and water is limited. Bring your own. Wear comfortable shoes. The trees are the real attraction. We stopped in the visitor center then enjoyed several short hikes. A great place to visit while in Tucson.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We spent several days hiking at Saguaro West. Great visitors center with a nice store and clean rest rooms. We came at a perfect time. Nice weather and lots of cacti in bloom. We hiked several trails including Hugh Norris, Wild Dog and Kings Canyon. Magnificent desert hikes. Hugh Norris is a long trek to Wasson's Peak and offered amazing... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

Stop at the visitors center for an overview and then hike the trails - bring water bottles. You will not believe that so many saguaros can exist. Miles and miles of these things.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Obviously, I didn't hit Saguaro at the perfect time... it is now June & during the day, the temperature rarely dropped below 100. At the peak of the day (when I was hiking), it was between 102-108... so hydration is a must. Beyond the scorching heat, everything was amazing. That is about as pristine a desert as you will find... More 

1 Thank Donkey2016
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

We drove the through the self guided area of the park. Beautiful scenery! We were pretty much alone on this trail. Took some great pictures!

2 Thank colleen1978
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

Driving through the cactus is awesome. You get a sense of being really close to nature. Many places to take photos of the desert and the Saguaros.

1 Thank Huskies74
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

we have visited many, many times and one discovers always something new and different. The Visitors Center is excellent, the movies they show are worth waiting for. There gift shop is very good and the selection is very good also. Travel north after leaving the Visitors Center and take the Sunset Trail road. It is narrow and somewhat rough but... More 

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Bohemia, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

We were disappointed that we could not drive through in our small 22 foot RV. There was some hiking but it was very hot. Did not seem to be as many Saguaro as in the East district

1 Thank Janine B

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