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 »
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?
Buffelgrass burns at 1300-1600 F, hot enough to melt aluminum and the fire can travel near the speed of the wind. Even in moderate weather, it can travel at 2-3 mph with 12-18 ft flame lengths, making it a real threat to the lives of firefighters