Saguaro National Park
Type: Outdoor Activities, Parks
Saguaro National Park is the only place in the world that protects the saguaro cactus, a symbol of Arizona that grows only in the Sonoran Desert. You can see the well-known plant as well as other... Read More
Saguaro National Park is the only place in the world that protects the saguaro cactus, a symbol of Arizona that grows only in the Sonoran Desert. You can see the well-known plant as well as other types of desert life that have shown resilience in adapting to the harsh, sweltering environment. Enjoy the scenery from the air-conditioned comfort of your car or venture out for a breathtaking hike for an up-close look. The park is divided into East and West sections, each with a visitor center located about 15 miles from downtown Tucson. They both offer guided walking tours, informational exhibits, bookstore and restrooms. The Rincon Mountain center is east of town; the Tucson Mountain District Visitor's Center is west of town at 2700 N Kinney Rd, 520-733-5158.
- Park: Daily 7am-Sunset
- Visitor's Center: Daily 9am-5pm
Entry Per Vehicle $5 - $10
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Saguaro National Park preserves and showcases one of the Southwest's most iconic flora, the Saguaro cactus.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Saguaro National Park is the ideal place to explore the natural beauty and history of the Sonoran Desert.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Saguaro National Park is the best place to explore the natural flora of Tucson's Sonoran Desert, especially the iconic Saguaro.
- Best for Parks Because: Saguaro National Park is home to the Saguaro cactus, the unofficial symbol of the West.