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    Saguaro

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  • Rincon Mountain District Backcountry Closures Due to Wildland Fire Activity

    Due to fire activity and for the safety of hikers and campers, some trail and campground closures have been enacted. All off-trail areas within Saguaro National Park east of Douglas Spring Trail and Manning Camp Trails are also closed. More »

  • Short Term Trail Closures for Buffelgrass Treatment

    Between August 19 and August 29, isolated trails in both districts may be closed for a short duration as aerial treatment of invasive buffelgrass is happening in that area. Closures will be posted at each trail and announced on facebook daily. More »

History & Culture

Homer and Lime Kilns

Left: Homer Shantz with saguaros, Rincon Mountain District
Right: Lime Kiln, Rincon Mountain District

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Saguaro National Park is not just about cactus. For thousands of years, people have been in this area from prehistoric Hohokam to homesteaders and ranchers. They hunted, planted crops, tended livestock and raised families, leaving their mark on the landscape.

 
 
 

Did You Know?

Saguaro Blossoms

The saguaro blossom is the state flower of Arizona. In early summer, the Tohono O’odham people come to Saguaro National Park to harvest the saguaro fruit.