Visitor Center Information

Saguaro National Park is separated into two districts: Rincon Mountain District (East) and Tucson Mountain District (West).

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Wildflowers and saguaros in foreground, Rincon Peak in background
Wildflowers in bloom in the Rincon Mountain District

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Saguaro National Park is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas day, and our busiest time of the year is from November to March. During the winter months, temperatures are cooler and range from the high 50's to the mid-70's. Starting in late February and March, we begin to get a variety of cactus and wildflower blooms. In late April, the iconic Saguaro begins to bloom. Come June, the fruits are beginning to ripen. Around July, the lush Sonoran desert starts its Monsoon season, so watch out for those flash floods!

There are many activities to partake in at Saguaro National Park no matter what season it is. There are a multitude of short hikes to choose from or for the adventurous hiker, wilderness hikes and backcountry camping. Bicycling is popular around the park, but please learn where to ride before you visit.


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

Rules and Regulations
Rules and Regulations

Rules and regulations for Saguaro National park including topics from general hiking, to drone usage and wedding permits.

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!

A rainbow appears over the sunlit mountain range
The Sonoran Desert erupts with light and color in the golden hour.

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Mountain Ranges Around Tucson

  • Santa Catalina Mountains to the N and NE
  • Tortolita Mountains to the NW
  • Santa Rita Mountains to the S and SE
  • Tucson Mountains to the W
  • Rincon Mountains to the E

Dry River Washes in Tucson

  • Pantano Wash
  • Santa Cruz River
  • Rillito River
Tucson Visitor Info Quick Links

Last updated: August 29, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85730


520 733-5153

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