Tucson Mountain District Roads Closed Due to Flash Flooding
Several interior roads, including the scenic loop, are closed in Tucson Mountain District (west) due to severe storms and flash flooding on August 26th. Roads will remain closed until further notice. Check the park's facebook page for updated information More »
Labor Day Run - Rincon Mountain District Road Closure - Sept. 1st
Due to the Annual Labor Day Run, Saguaro National Park's Rincon Mountain District Loop Drive will be closed from 4:00am to approx 10:30am on Sept. 1, 2014. Please be advised of vehicle congestion along roadsides when approaching the park during this time. More »
Junior Ranger Camp - East District
2014 Saguaro East Junior Ranger Camp Information
The Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park will offer three Junior Ranger Camps during the month of June. These camps are designed for children 6 - 11 years of age. Participants will learn about the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert through ranger-led hikes, environmental games and craft projects.
Each camp will meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Saguaro National Park East. Wednesday afternoon includes a graduation ceremony where participants will become official Junior Rangers. This ceremony will begin at 12:00 noon - family and friends are invited to attend.
Applications will be accepted from February 15 through May 4, 2014. A lottery drawing to determine registrants will be held on Sunday, May 4th with results available later that afternoon. Download an application here, and drop it off or mail it to the visitor center at 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, 85730. Call (520) 733-5153 with any questions.
The cost of the three day program is $30.00 per child.
Did You Know?
Gila monsters are one of two venomous lizards in the world. The other is the similar Mexican beaded lizard. Gila monster venom evolved as a defensive rather than offensive weapon.