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Contact: Jordan Chadwick-Camp, 520-733-5158
For Immediate Release January 3, 2022
Saguaro National Park West January Moonlight Program Schedule
TUCSON, AZ – Saguaro National Park’s west district (Tucson Mountain District) is scheduled to restart their Moonlight Programs. Join a National Park Service ranger and take a moonlight hike that start off with beautiful sunsets among the Saguaros. Make sure your bring a warm jacket, fuzzy hat, gloves and water!
Limited programming is offered, depending on availability of staff or weather conditions. Ranger programs will be advertised on our online calendar and our social media forums. All Moonlight programs require a reservation. Please call the visitor center at (520) 733-5158 for your spot and for updates on the day of the scheduled program.
January. 13 2:15 p.m. Wasson Peak Hike: 7 hours, 8 miles roundtrip
This hike climbs 1,700 feet to the highest point in the Tucson Mountains. Enjoy a 360-degree view of the sunset before descending by the light of the moon. The hike is at an easy-to-moderate pace but is considered difficult due to elevation gain and hiking after dark. Ages 12 and older. Reservations required; 520-733-5158
January. 14 3:45 p.m. Moonlight Reflections Hike: 3 ½ hours, 2 ½ miles
The terrain for this hike is relatively flat and it is considered easy. It ends at an overlook at sunset and returns along a dirt road under moonlight. Ages 8 and older. Reservations required: 520-733-5158
January. 15 3:30 p.m. Sunset Hike Hike: 4 hours, 3 ½ miles roundtrip
This hike gains 700 feet with most of the elevation change in switchbacks near the ridgeline, where hikers will watch the sunset before descending under moonlight. Ages 10 and older. Reservations required; 520-733-5158
January. 16 3:45 p.m. Canyon Shadows Hike: 3 hours, 2 ½ miles
This walk bridges sunset into moonlight, letting hikers experience the desert in both the glow of twilight and the light of the waxing moon. The hike is considered easy to moderate. It ascends a rocky hill with a max of 500ft of elevation gain. Ages 10 and older. Reservations required: 520-733-5158
Last updated: January 28, 2022