*Due to lmiited staffing, both visitor centers are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and they are open all other days from 9 am - 5 pm. The park is still open for recreation opportunities at all regularly posted hours.
Although Saguaro National Park is open every day of the year except Christmas day, our busiest time of the year is from November to March. During the winter months, temperatures are cooler and range from the high 50s to the mid-70s. 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. In August, 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.
Saguaro supports other activities as well. Bicycling around the east district's Cactus Forest Loop Drive is a popular road bike route. Or Mountain biking on the Hope Camp Trail, and Cactus Forest Trail between the Loop Drive.
Mountain ranges around Tucson:
Tucson's three major dry river washes: the Pantano Wash, Santa Cruz River, and the Rillito River.
There are many things to see and do during your visit. The links below will provide you with more information to help prepare you for your trip to Saguaro National Park.
Last updated: March 4, 2021