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 »
Common Raven (Corvus corax)
The common raven is the largest member of the corvid family (jays, magpies, crows, and ravens). Although the common raven is extremely difficult to tell apart from the Chihuahuan raven by sight, the Chihuahuan raven is often found in groups, while the common raven is often seen alone or in pairs. Extremely adaptable birds, they are found in diverse habitats from forests to cities to Arctic ice flows.
Length: 24 in. Wingspan: 53 in.
Did You Know?
The average life span of a saguaro cactus is 150 years, but some plants may live more than 200 years. A 20 foot tall saguaro weighs approximately 1 ton (2000 pounds).