Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

  • Basic Information
    Basic Information

    Basic park information such as visitor center hours, current conditions, fees, pets, and regulations.

  • Directions to the Park
    Directions to the Park

    Get directions to both districts of Saguaro National Park.

  • Things To Do
    Things To Do

    Activities to do in the park including hiking, wilderness back-country camping, guided programs, and driving the scenic loop drives!

  • Calendar

    Calendar of programs for both East and West district visitor centers.

  • Safety

    Safety information to ensure enjoyment in the park in a fun and safe manner.

  • Accessibility

    Accessibility information for all to enjoy and experience at the park!


Saguaro National Park is uniquely situated around the 500 square miles that make up Tucson, AZ, which is at the heart of the Sonoran desert. Sitting at just under 2,400 feet above sea level, Tucson is 60 miles north of the U.S. Mexican border and about 100 miles south of the state capital, Phoenix.

Its two districts are separated by the city's 1 million residents. The Tucson Mountain District (TMD) on the west, and the Rincon Mountain District (RMD) to the east, are approximately 30 miles (45-60 minutes) apart. While similar in terms of plants and animals, the intricate details make both areas praiseworthy. The TMD (west) boasts large stands of saguaro cactus creating a breathtaking saguaro forest, whereas the RMD (east) hosts a magnificent sky island, where you can find bears, cougars and the ever elusive coati (aka coatimundi).

Last updated: February 10, 2024

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3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730


520 733-5153

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