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Hiking in Saguaro National Park

Hiking in Saguaro National Park

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

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

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

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. Click here for more information.

Jr. Ranger Program

Jr. Ranger Program

Learn more about programs offered at Saguaro National Park for all ages to earn their own official park badge!

 
A crouched ranger talks to a group of people.
Student Conservation Association Intern Laura Bolyard leading a photography walk in Saguaro National Park.

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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 (scientific name Carnegiea gigantea). This Sonoran Desert native, is a large, tree-sized cactus with a relatively long lifespan - up to 250 years. Its beautiful white, waxy flower (which blooms late May-July) is the Arizona state flower and is a favorite treat for the diverse animal populations that call Saguaro National Park home.

Saguaro National Park has two districts - East & West - that are separated by the City of Tucson. It takes 30-45 minutes to transit between the two districts depending on route and traffic, so it is important you 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, guided programs you can choose from. Programs are similar from week to week, and are subject to change without notice. Some interpretive programs are accessible to persons with physical disabilities or require a reservation to participate. This information will be noted on the schedule along with a phone number to make a reservation or get more information.

Last updated: April 2, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson , AZ 85730

Phone:

(520) 733-5153

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