Deer Head Fire Burning in the Rincon Mountains
A lightning-ignited fire is burning near Spud Rock Springs. Backcountry visitors are encouraged to check with the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center for current conditions and updates on potential trail closures. More »
Download a copy of The Saguaro Wilderness Area booklet (PDF). This booklet contains information you will need in order to start planning a backpacking trip. Permits may be obtained up to 2 months in advance, but no later than 12:00 noon on the day of the trip. At the back of the booklet you will find an application for the permit that is required for overnight stay. If you need a copy of Adobe Acrobat to view pdf files, click on Adobe Acrobat Reader to download.
Did You Know?
The saguaro cactus only grows naturally in the Sonoran Desert. There are approximately 1.6 million individual saguaro plants growing within Saguaro National Park.