Cactus Forest Loop Road CLOSURE
The Cactus Forest Loop Road in Saguaro National Park Rincon Mountain District (east) will be closed March 10th and 11th from 5am to 8am. The Visitor Center Parking Lot will also be closed on March 11th from 5am to 8am for road striping. More »
Construction on roads in Tucson Mountain District may cause delays up to 30 mins
Starting February 3rd, work will begin to improve safety features along Picture Rocks Road, Sandario Road and Kinney Road. Work may cause delays up to 30 minutes and the work is scheduled to continue into March. More »
Faxing Backcountry Permits
Due to fax machine issues, please fax backcountry permits to this alternate number until further notice: (520) 733-5183. Any faxes sent after Thursday March 6, please resend. 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
View the Friends of Saguaro National Park "The Giving Library" video.
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.