Delays expected along Picture Rocks Road
Commuters could face minor delays due to road construction starting on November 20. Workers will be out along the road shoulders trimming brush and salvaging sensitive plant species located along road shoulders, to improve safety along the roadway. More »
NPS/Saguaro national park
Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
Black bear are found only in the higher elevations of the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park. They normally inhabit forested areas but will come down to lower elevations in extremely dry years to search for food and water. These mostly mild-mannered omnivores will usually amble away when humans are encountered. Humans should take care to properly store food and trash out of reach when living in or visiting areas with bears. A bear that associates humans as suppliers of food can become dangerous!
Total length: 54 - 72in (137 - 183cm)
Weight: 250 - 500lbs (120 - 240kg)
Diet: Fruits, berries, acorns, shoots, roots, bulbs, insects, rodents and rabbits
Did You Know?
March and April are the best months to view wildflowers in the Sonoran Desert. Popular flowers include the Mexican golden poppy, the Arizona penstemon, and the Fairy duster.