Saguaro National Park's Response to COVID-19
Masks are required to be worn in federal buildings until the local area's transmission rate is reduced from high/substantial to moderate/low as determined by the CDC Covid data tracker.
All roads, picnic areas and hiking trails are open. Face coverings are recommended to be worn when 6' physical distance from people outside your recreating group cannot be maintained (crowded patio spaces, or passing on trails, etc.)
Visitor information, restrooms and retail from Western National Parks Association are available in the visitor center from 9am until 5pm. Comfort stations in picnic areas are open and water is available on visitor center patios. The exhibit rooms and theaters are closed to the public at this time.
Visitor centers are at limited capacity of 10 people due to CDC and public health guidance in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Visitors who are looking to shop or receive information may be asked to wait in line until the building is under capacity. Public programs are cancelled.
Fees are being collected at fee collection stations, honor pay stations and online. In order to reduce cash handling and contact time, park visitors are encouraged to pay park fees online before they visit. More information about how to pay entrance fees prior to arriving.
Recreate responsibly and slow the spread by maintaining a 6' physical distance between you and others. Recreate with those who live with you and follow local public health guidance. Please wear face coverings to protect those around you when 6' distancing is difficult.
Crowding at trailheads and parking areas is likely. Please start your hike early to avoid the crowd and the heat. Please do not park outside of designated parking areas.
Rincon Mountain District (east)
All roads and picnic areas are open, including comfort stations. All trails within the east district are open.
Tucson Mountain District (west)
All roads are open. Picnic areas are open, including comfort stations.
Last updated: October 19, 2021