Things to Do

Hiking in Saguaro National Park
Hiking in Saguaro National Park

Planning on taking a hike? Here is some information you need to know.

Information on camping at Saguaro National Park
Camping at Saguaro National Park

Camping at Saguaro National Park is available year-round, but sites are first come, first serve.

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Guided Programs at Saguaro National Park

There is always something happening in the park.

Outdoor Activities
Outdoor Activities

Additional information for outdoor activities beyond light day hiking such as longer, wilderness hiking and basic camping information.

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Bicycling at Saguaro

There are a handful of biking opportunities at Saguaro National Park. Learn where you can ride.


Two Districts, One Park

Where do we begin? There is so much to take in while visiting this beautiful park. Saguaro National Park is home to one of the world's most majestic plants - the saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea). This Sonoran Desert native is a large, tree-sized cactus with a relatively long lifespan of up to 250 years. Its beautiful white, waxy flower, which blooms late May - July, is the Arizona state flower and a favorite treat for the diverse animal populations that call Saguaro National Park home.

Saguaro National Park has two districts - Rincon Mountain District and Tucson Mountain District - that are separated by the City of Tucson. It takes 30 - 60 minutes to transit between the two districts, depending on route and traffic, so it is important to plan accordingly. Don't worry, you only pay the entrance fee once, and your pass is good at both locations for 7 days from the date of purchase.

Each district has a variety of ranger-led programs you can choose from. New and returning programs circulate each season, and they are always subject to change. Some interpretive programs are accessible to persons with physical disabilities or require a reservation to participate. This information will be noted on the calendar along with a phone number to make a reservation or get more information.

Last updated: December 1, 2023

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