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 »
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?
Gila monsters are one of two venomous lizards in the world. The other is the similar Mexican beaded lizard. Gila monster venom evolved as a defensive rather than offensive weapon.