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Saguaro East

Address: 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Saguaro National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 520-733-5153
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Owner description: The eastern section of Saguaro National Park.
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Type: National Parks, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Owner description: The eastern section of Saguaro National Park.
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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The Sonora desert is unique among the deserts in North America. Taking the 8 mile paved loop is a good introduction and shows why the name Sky Islands is a perfect name given the diversity of plants and wildlife living at the different altitudes within the desert. Of course the park is just a miniature of what can be seen... More 

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Duarte, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Maybe it was saguaro overload, but we did not find this side of the national park as awe-inspiring. It's in recovery mode in terms of the cactus, so there weren't zillons of them as far as the eye can see. But the drive was nice and there were some interesting views.

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Tucson, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This review is for the eastern unit of Saguaro National Park. There is an entrance fee, but they do accept the park passes and your fee covers admission to both the east and west units. You can see a lot of the park (and some spectacular surrounding scenery) from your car on a 8-mile paved loop drive, so it's a... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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153 reviews 153 reviews
16 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Saguaro National Park has beautiful hiking trails. You will find not so many Saguaros in this part of the park. The Saguaros are not se densely spread. But the park has a lot of beautiful cactus and plants. It is a very lovely place. Awesome and wonderful countryside.

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New York City, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Having visited West the day before, East is also worth visiting, in fact, we liked it better. The Visitor center is about to get overhauled, the ranger said we were probably the last people to see the videos. The loop is paved unlike West. Lots of great views of the Saguaro, its a lot closer to town as well. We... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was one place I have always wanted to see. I enjoyed the drive around the loop around the park, but I don't think I need to see this park again. Glad to check Saguaro off my list.

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Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very Interesting Cactus of all sorts! The drive was wonderful. Great scenery and viewpoints to take pictures. If you have the senior pass for national parks, (America The Beautiful, The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass) you would not have to pay any fees. (but you have to be 62+ for this $10 lifetime pass.)

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Just found out this place by luck. Great loop drive to catch a view! 10 US$ for 7 day-pass with a map and a friendly welcome!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Originally me and my wife planned to spend a day at Saguaro East. But we arrived late, so we could only spend half a day there. We had a nice lunch at "Saguaro Corners" restaurant (which is just outside the park with lovely staff) and began our tour. We did the Cactus forest dr, stopped at different locations and did... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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167 reviews 167 reviews
77 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fantastic hills and fauna. We like it alot better in the fall and winter because there is no sun shade under hot tucson sun. Take sun protection. I even wear a visor under my bike helmet because miles 4-6 are hot and sunny. Ecological park was fair but paved which would be nice for wheelchairs. The visitor center has dated... More 

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