Rincon Mountain District Backcountry Closures Due to Wildland Fire Activity
Due to fire activity and for the safety of hikers and campers, some trail and campground closures have been enacted. All off-trail areas within Saguaro National Park east of Douglas Spring Trail and Manning Camp Trails are also closed. More »
Short Term Trail Closures for Buffelgrass Treatment
Between August 19 and August 29, isolated trails in both districts may be closed for a short duration as aerial treatment of invasive buffelgrass is happening in that area. Closures will be posted at each trail and announced on facebook daily. 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?
Six species of rattlesnakes call the Tucson area their home. They are the Western Diamondback, Tiger, Northern Black-tailed, Mojave, Sidewinder and Arizona Black Rattlesnakes.