Directions

Simplified map of Tucson showing the east and west districts of Saguaro National Park, the Tohono O'odham Reservation, other public land, and the city of Tucson.
Saguaro National Park has two districts embracing Tucson from the east and west.  Rincon Mountain District is located east of the city.  Tucson Mountain District is located to the west.

Saguaro National Park has two districts geographically separated by the city of Tucson. The Rincon Mountain District (RMD) is often referred to as Saguaro East, while the Tucson Mountain District (TMD) is often referred to as Saguaro West.

We do NOT recommend using googlemaps or other map app on your mobile device to search for either district. They are often confused for one another.

Instead, type the physical address into your mobile map application to ensure you are headed in the correct direction for your adventure.

 

Rincon Mountain District (EAST): 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, Arizona 85730

From the City of Tucson

  • Travel east on Broadway to Freeman Road on the city's far east side.
  • Turn right on Freeman Road and drive south for 3 miles
  • Turn left onto Old Spanish Trail.
  • Drive .25 miles southeast on Old Spanish Trail to the park entrance on the left side of the road.


From Interstate 10

  • Exit I-10 at exit # 275 (Houghton Road) and drive north 8 miles
  • Turn right on Escalante Road and drive for 2 miles
  • Turn left on Old Spanish Trail. The park entrance is on the right in 0.3 miles.

 

Tucson Mountain District (WEST): 2700 N. Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona 85743

Call the visitor 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. if you need further directions. (520) 733-5158

From north of Tucson:

  • Take I-10 to Avra Valley Road (exit 242) and drive west 6 miles to Sandario Road.
  • Turn left (south) on Sandario Road and drive for 14 miles.
  • Turn left onto Kinney Road. The Red Hills Visitor Center is 2 miles on your left.


From the center of Tucson:

  • Travel west on Speedway Boulevard over Gates Pass to Kinney Road.
    NOTE: Vehicle weight limit 12,000 lbs. Vehicles over 25 feet not recommended. Use directions from north or south of Tucson (above and below).
  • Turn right (north) on Kinney Road and drive for 4 miles.
  • At the junction of Kinney and Mile Wide Roads (one mile past the Desert Museum) turn right into Saguaro National Park.
  • Continue north 1 mile on Kinney Road to the Red Hills Visitor Center, on the right.


From south of Tucson:

  • From I-19 exit onto Ajo Way (State Route 86) and travel west to Kinney Road.
  • Turn right (north) on Kinney Road and drive for 18 miles.
  • At the junction of Kinney and Mile Wide Roads (one mile past the Desert Museum) turn right into Saguaro National Park.
  • Continue north 1 mile on Kinney Road to the Red Hills Visitor Center, on the right.


Directions to the Environmental Education (EE) Center at Saguaro West


 
Alternative Fuel Vehicles - Do you plan to travel to the park in an alternative fuel vehicle? If so, good for you! Your actions help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce petroleum use. Plan your trip with the Alternative Fueling Station Locator from the Department of Energy (search zip code 85730 for Saguaro East and 85743 for Saguaro West).

Last updated: August 1, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson , AZ 85730

Phone:

(520) 733-5153

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