Saguaro National Park has two districts separated by the city of Tucson. We do not recommend using mobile mapping applications to search for either district. Instead, please click the link to the directions page, determine which district you plan to visit, and enter that physical address into the mobile application.
Winter Season With daytime temperature from the low 50's to the high 70's Summer Season As we get deeper into the summer season, temperatures will range from mid-80's to low 100's. This is a great time to experience the desert as the day breaks or in the late of the day as the sun disappears behind the surrounding mountain ranges. During the late spring and summer months Saguaro National Park only offers interpretive programs on an intermittent basis.
The following entrance fees and passes are exclusively for Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona.
Saguaro National Park Vehicle Weekly Pass - $15.00
Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle or RV and all its passengers. Organized groups are not eligible for the vehicle permit.
Saguaro National Park Individual Weekly Pass - $5.00
Admits one individual when entering by foot or bicycle. Individuals 15 years or younger are admitted free of charge.
Saguaro National Park Motorcycle Weekly Pass - $10.00
Admits one motorcycle and its riders.
Saguaro National Park Annual Pass - $35.00
Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, for unlimited visits to Saguaro National Park, in Tucson, Arizona. May be purchased at either district or online from www.nps.gov/sagu/payfee.htm. Admits purchaser and any accompanying persons in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or pass holder and three persons (16 & older) where per person entrance fees are charged. This passport covers entrance fees only and is not refundable and/or transferable.
A scenic auto/bike tour around the Cactus Forest Loop Drive offering incredible views of the Rincon Mountains. One mile loop hike along the Freeman Homestead Trail to learn about homesteading in the desert. Choose from the many different hiking paths outlined along the northern part of Cactus Forest Loop. For those with a taste for adventure, and a couple of extra days, we recommend a trip into the Rincon Mountain Saguaro Wilderness Area to visit Manning cabin, built in 1905 by Levi Manning.
A short hike on the Valley View Overlook Trail, right from the Bajada Loop to view the Avra Valley and distant mountain ranges, a fabulous orientation program offering a Native American perspective on the saguaro cactus shown daily at the Red Hills Visitor Center. Also available, a trip to Signal Hill Picnic Area, which offers visitors the chance to view hundreds of ancient petroglyphs, there are 5 designated areas to enjoy a picnic.