Icon of the Southwest

Tucson, Arizona is home to the nation's largest cacti. The giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park, to the east and west of the modern city of Tucson. Here you have a chance to see these enormous cacti, silhouetted by the beauty of a magnificent desert sunset.

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Hiking Safety Information

Plan ahead for your time outside with tips and tricks to stay safe in the desert.

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Check out current weather reports and learn about seasons in the desert.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of our most commonly asked questions.

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Operating Hours and Seasons

Visitor Center hours and information regarding what to expect in the desert according to the time of year.

Information on the Park
What to Know Before You Visit

Helpful information to help plan your visit before visiting the park.

Directions to the Park
Directions to the Park

Get directions to both districts of Saguaro National Park.

Information on camping at Saguaro National Park
Camping at Saguaro National Park

Camping at Saguaro National Park is available year-round, but sites are first come, first serve.

How to get around the park, on foot, car, or bike!
Driving and Hiking Information

Loop drive and trail information for both West and East districts.

Last updated: July 11, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730


520 733-5153

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