Things To Know Before You Come
There are many things to see and do during your visit. The links below will provide you with information to help prepare for your trip to Saguaro National Park.
New Carrillo Trail Opens on February 19, 2014
This change was necessary to prevent further damage along the old Carrillo route which suffered from deep rutting as a result of water runoff being caught in the trail and cutting down the trail.
The new trail gains approximately 70 feet in elevation, as opposed to the 15% grade in some areas of the previous trail, creating a safer and more easily maintainable trail for hikers and horses.
The old section of the Carrillo Trail will be closed and rehabilitated to prevent further damage to the area once the new section is open.
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).