Cactus Forest Loop Road CLOSURE
The Cactus Forest Loop Road in Saguaro National Park Rincon Mountain District (east) will be closed March 10th and 11th from 5am to 8am. The Visitor Center Parking Lot will also be closed on March 11th from 5am to 8am for road striping. More »
Construction on roads in Tucson Mountain District may cause delays up to 30 mins
Starting February 3rd, work will begin to improve safety features along Picture Rocks Road, Sandario Road and Kinney Road. Work may cause delays up to 30 minutes and the work is scheduled to continue into March. More »
Faxing Backcountry Permits
Due to fax machine issues, please fax backcountry permits to this alternate number until further notice: (520) 733-5183. Any faxes sent after Thursday March 6, please resend. More »
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?
Six species of rattlesnakes call the Tucson area their home. They are the Western Diamondback, Tiger, Northern Black-tailed, Mojave, Sidewinder and Arizona Black Rattlesnakes.