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 »
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?
Many of the plants of the Sonoran Desert are not only edible, they are great sources of nutrition, including the buds of the staghorn cholla which is a great source of calcium and magnesium.