Rincon Mountain District Backcountry Closures Due to Wildland Fire Activity
Due to fire activity and for the safety of hikers and campers, some trail and campground closures have been enacted. All off-trail areas within Saguaro National Park east of Douglas Spring Trail and Manning Camp Trails are also closed. More »
Short Term Trail Closures for Buffelgrass Treatment
Between August 19 and August 29, isolated trails in both districts may be closed for a short duration as aerial treatment of invasive buffelgrass is happening in that area. Closures will be posted at each trail and announced on facebook daily. More »
Summers can be extremely hot with daytime temperatures exceeding 105 degrees F (41 degrees C) in the shade, and evening lows averaging 72 degrees F (22 degrees C).
Winters in the Tucson area are delightful with mild warm days averaging 65 degrees F (19 degrees C) and cool nights averaging 40 degrees F (5 degrees C).
Always wear a hat and use sunscreen while hiking. Drink plenty of water, we recommend at least one gallon of water per person, per day.
Did You Know?
"Don't call ME pig!" Javelinas are able to eat spiny prickly pear pads with no obvious harm to their mouths, stomachs or intestinal tracts due to an enzyme in their saliva. Javelinas are not true pigs, they are peccaries, which are native to the Americas. True pigs are native to Europe and Asia. Wild pigs and boars are descended from true pigs brought over on boats to the new world.