Deer Head Fire Burning in the Rincon Moutains
A lightning-ignited fire is burning near Spud Rock Springs. Backcountry visitors are encouraged to check with the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center for current conditions and updates on potential trail closures. More »
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?
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).