Operating Hours & Seasons
In the Tucson Mountain District (west), the park is open to vehicles from sunrise to sunset daily. (Actual times vary throughout the year).
The Rincon Mountain District (east), the park is open to vehicles from 7:00 a.m. (if staffing permits, gates may open earlier) to sunset daily.
You can walk or bike into the park 24 hours a day.
Click here to see the schedule of programs offered: Schedule of Guided Programs
Winter Season - Late Fall to Early Spring Programs
Summer Season - Late Spring to Early Fall Programs
*Some interpretive programs are accessible to persons with physical disabilities or require a reservation to participate. This information will be noted on the schedule along with a phone number to make a reservation or get more information. Schedules are subject to change - please call the visitor centers for updates.
Did You Know?
Many of the plants of the Sonoran Desert are not only edible, they are great sources of nutrition, including the buds of the staghorn cholla which is a great source of calcium and magnesium.