Rincon Mountain District Backcountry Closures Due to Deer Head Fire
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 »
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?
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).