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“King of the Cactus World”

Saguaro National Park
Ranked #3 of 320 things to do in Tucson
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Was in the Tucson area and wanted to visit the Saguaro National Park and we did and I enjoyed the visit.

A very information center with a nice 11 video that captures the spirit of the park.

Some nice trails to hike, but be covered and bring plenty of fluids as there is limited space in the Sonoran Desert environment.

Thank 44dave56
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Friends took us to see the petroglyphs along their favorite hikes at Saguaro Park West. The movie at the west park site holds less interest than the excellent historical movie at the east park site, but the saguaro cacti look much healthier. We like the east park better because the road is paved. But dirt roads in the west park take you to a hilltop with an amazing collection of rock art--probably the most examples I have seen anywhere in Arizona.

Thank culturevulture94
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This Nationally Parkis very unique and has a personality all her own. I love the mountain parks, but this one casts her spell on you. It has not been very crowded on either of our two visits to the park. It is easily assessable from Tuscon one is as beautiful in the rain as in the typical sparkling Arizona sunshine. The saguaro cactus, for which it gets it’s name, is exclusive to the area and is indeed the sentinel of the Desert. I found the quiet Desert captivating and the thousands of cacti that cover the hills mesmerizing. The visitors center is a must stop with good information about the fauna within the park and a short but pleasant nature trail thru the lovely landscape. There are several picnic areas located throughout the park, but there are signs to say on marked trails due to the possible encounter with rattlesnakes.

Thank Rimrock52
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Several routes. Some easy walks, some with a decent incline. Some send you through running streams. Beautiful desert landscape. Bathroom facilities and a gift shop.

First time visitors, get map info and recommendations inside first. Make sure to bring water and sunscreen on your trek. Highly recommend.

Thank wkdsdenn
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Went with friends to visit and they knew where to go. Get off the main road and away from any crowds that might be there. Delightful places to picnic. Excellent overview in the welcome center. Would not go when the weather gets hot, unless you stay in the car. Pets can go if they are on a leash. March was beautiful with blooming plants all around.

Thank Mary P
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