All persons using the Saguaro Wilderness Area should have the necessary orienteering and map reading skills to safely get around. We suggest that you carry National Geographic’s “Trails Illustrated Map”, which covers the entire park in one waterproof, tear- resistant map. This map is available at the visitor center.
Also available are three U.S.G.S. topographic maps, which encompass the majority of Saguaro National Park. They are: Tanque Verde Peak, Mica Mountain and Rincon Peak, Ariz. These maps are also available at the visitor center.
To aid in planning your wilderness experience, these maps may be purchased by mail or phone prior to your arrival. Contact the Western National Parks Association bookstore at the address/phone below.
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).