High Desert Temperatures
Desert temps are over 100 degrees with extremely low humidity. Drink water before you hit the trails, and during your hike drink a quart of water per hour and some form of electrolytes to replace minerals your body needs. Wear a hat and sunscreen. More »
Fire Restrictions in effect for Saguaro National Park
Due to increased fire danger in southern Arizona, Saguaro National Park will implement fire restrictions in both the Rincon and Tucson Mountain Districts, beginning Wednesday, May 22, 2013. More »
Tucson Mountain District (west) road re-opened
The Golden Gate Road has been re-opened north of Sendero-Esperanza and is is now rated for high clearance vehicles due to the rough nature of the terrain. More »
Join Our Friends
Friends of Saguaro National Park
In 1996, a small group of park volunteers founded a non-profit organization called the Friends of Saguaro National Park. Their mission was, and still is, to assist the National Park Service with funding of special projects that would otherwise, in most instances, remain unfunded. Over the past 10 years, the Friends of Saguaro have raised over $500,000 that fully or partially funded many projects with Saguaro National Park. If you would like to join the Friends of Saguaro National Park or learn more about the projects they have funded over the past 10 years, go to their website at www.friendsofsaguaro.org
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.