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Saguaro East

3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Saguaro National Park, AZ
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Parks
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Description: The eastern section of Saguaro National Park.
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Brussels, Belgium
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, enchanting, unique! it's a fantastic place and it would be very difficult to find a place like this somewhere else. Don't miss it!

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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A quick visit before heading back to Phoenix. It was a hot day so we just did the short loop drive. There are lots of trails for hiking but we really didn't have enough water to do any. We did wander around Mica view to take photos. There are many saguaros,some really huge and spectacular

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Vail, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you are in town on a quick visit, Saguaro East is the perfect place to get a feel for the beauty of Sonoran Desert. I like that you can drive through and see all the cactus. There are stopping points where you can stop and enjoy the views. If you have the time there are hiking paths with various... More

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buffalo, ny
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed near by and decided to watch the sunset from this park. We paid the $10 entrance fee per car at the unattended station. There is a one way loop that any vehicle can drive on through the park. We picked the Mica View Trail pull off to watch the sunset. The photos came out great. There are tons... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited both east and west and found the west park to b far more beautiful. Go at sunset if at all possible. Well worth the 30 minutes off I 10.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
241 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It was amazing driving and hiking the trails throughout this national park and seeing all the variety of plants and wildlife.

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Garden City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great National Park. Loved the trails. Great gift shop and very helpful staff. Took so many photos. So cool to be surrounded by so many Cactuses in various stages of life. We visited over the 4th of July weekend and we saw only one other family. We had the park and trails to ourselves!! Stayed about an hour walking around,... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We loved this park. IT has a great little gift shop to get goodies at. You can drive or do some walking in the park. The drive is so nice and relaxing, with a lot of places to stop at to see all the cactuses. You can walk around and take a lot of photos.

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San Carlos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I was here on a long trip across the country, and was camping at various state and national parks. This park is great for scenery, and if you hike quite a distance up the mountain, you can find camping. However, I was not equipped to do hike-in camping, and since there is no car-accessible campground here, I simply went down... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My family and I love visiting our National Parks and Monuments and this was another wonderful visit. Being from the East Coast, it was a major change of scenery for us. The majestic saguaro are amazing to look at and learn about. They are also full of lovely jewel colored fruit this time of year. The prickly pear are spreading... More

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