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  • 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 »


Backcountry Permits

Permits are required for:

· individual overnight hiking & camping
· individual overnight horseback riding
· any group overnight hiking, camping or horseback riding

Information about our backcountry can be found in the Wilderness Brochure, along with the permit on the last page of the brochure.

Special Use Permits

Saguaro National Park is home to many beautiful landscapes which make it a popular place for weddings and special events.

Visit this page to learn how to schedule facilities and obtain a permit for weddings, special events, First Amendment activities, and the scattering of cremation ashes.

Filming/ Photography Permits

Filming permits are required and are issued for photography, filming, and associated sound recording when they involve props, models, professional crews, and casts or set dressings.

Visit this page to learn more about filming/photography permits.

Scientific Research Permits

All studies in Saguaro National Park, large or small, must have their own Research & Collecting Permit.

Visit this page to learn how to obtain a research permit. Proposal and review processes require approximately 90 days.

Commercial Use Authorizations

A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is a permit that authorizes suitable commercial services for park visitors within Saguaro National Park. The term of a CUA may not exceed 2 years and no preferential right of renewal or similar provisions for renewal may be provided.

Visit this page to learn how Saguaro National Park authorizes a variety of commercial services: horseback riding tours, bicycle tours, guided hikes and overnight backpacking.

Did You Know?

The forest of the Saguaro Wilderness Area.

Saguaro National Park is more than just a desert park. In fact, the highest point in the eastern district is Mica Mountain at 8,666 ft. There you will find a dense forest of Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, alligator-bark juniper, and aspen.