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Sonoran Desert National Monument

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3 days ago
“Not a Park”
29 Aug 2018
“Great views and peaceful atmosphere!”
The most biologically diverse of the four North American deserts.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were travelling from Sedona to Tucson and as usual took the scenic route rather than the interstate. It is difficult to find a sign as the monument stretches for miles and is easier to see on a map. However, it is still an interesting...More

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I was told by my family to visit on a nice day and I would enjoy myself. For the small admission price I found myself enjoying the walk around the gardens and desert very pleasing. I even managed to spot a road runner! Great to...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I would not go there, no places to stop, just see cacti from the road, you get much more impressive cacti in organ pipe cactus national monument

Thank nick b
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Driving from Phoenix to Tucson, thought this would be an interesting side trip. Well, it's not. We could not find a monument. Evidently there is or was a sign somewhere but that's the extent of it. What you see is Sonoran Desert all around you--sand,...More

1  Thank TR26
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Travelling through to the Grand canyon. Views are out of this world. Very hot, not somewhere to be solo.

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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Take just about any exit while driving through the desert and you'll get a much cleaner, natural, and rewarding view. You can also find places to pull over on the side roads to look closely at the beauty, and capture great photos. Evening is best...More

1  Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

I grew up near Buckeye so I am obviously partial to this area, but it truly is beautiful. Open landscapes make for amazing photography during the monsoon and rainy season. Bring lots of water and be prepared to face the desert during summer seasons

1  Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I drove out to see the desert national monument and it was really pretty boring. Just a drive with some cactus'. I can see cactus elsewhere.

2  Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Four of us had a lovely 5 mile hike thru the Sonoran Desert. It's greener than you would think. Many hills and dales...very pleasant and perfectly sunny. We decided on a path that wasn't too treacherous. definately wear tennies and watch where you are walking....More

3  Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Most people hear "desert" and think of something like the Sahara where it is just sand and sand dunes. The Sonoran Desert, located southwest of Phoenix, is quite the opposite; even in the hottest, driest part of the summer, it is very green and lots...More

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