Permits & Reservations

Backcountry Permits

Permits are required for:

· individual overnight hiking & camping
· individual overnight horseback riding
· any group overnight hiking, camping or horseback riding

Information about our backcountry can be found on our camping page.

Purchase your wilderness backcountry permit online.

Special Use Permits

Saguaro National Park is home to many beautiful landscapes, which makes it a popular place for weddings and special events.

Obtain a permit for weddings, special events, First Amendment activities, and the scattering of human cremation ashes. *Scattering of all other ashes is prohibited.

Filming/ Photography Permits

Filming permits are required and are issued for photography, filming, and associated sound recording when they involve props, models, professional crews, and casts or set dressings.

Obtain a permit for filming and photography.

Scientific Research Permits

All studies in Saguaro National Park, large or small, must have their own Research & Collecting Permit.

Obtain a permit. Proposal and review processes require approximately 90 days.

Commercial Use Authorizations

A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is a business permit with the National Park Service that authorizes an individual, group, company, or other for-profit entity to conduct commercial activities and provide specific visitor services within a national park area.

Obtain a permit and learn how Saguaro National Park authorizes a variety of commercial services: day hiking, backpacking, day equestrian rides, overnight pack trips, road bike tours and mountain bike tours.

Last updated: August 4, 2023

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3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730


520 733-5153

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