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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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Mukilteo, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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144 reviews 144 reviews
65 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Oxford MD
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Saguaro West seems to attract more visitors. The East portion also has great trails for all abilities. Some were closed because of serious erosion but that left plenty to chose from. For non-hikers, there is a nice drive through part of the Park.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Another trip worth taking. This 8 mile driving loop through the park offers many opportunities to get out of your car and hike among the saguaros. We took advantage of the weather and embarked on one of the shorter hiking trails. It was amazing to be out in the middle of (what felt like) nowhere and really immerse ourselves in... More

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

There are two halves to this park; the west one is further from town, smaller and offers some interesting dirt-road driving opportunities. Too bad i was there late in the day, and the intra-park roads close at dusk. Did not really have time to form an opinion. The east half of the park sits just at the end of the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was a very interesting and informative national park. We were excited the see the Saguaro cactus. It was all around the area but it was so beautiful. Could hardly believe what we were seeing. Would go back!

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Tucson, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Petroglyphs, cactus and trails! There were so many saguaro cactus that seemed like they were posing for my camera I took to many pictures. A ton of cool stuff to see here if you are an outdoor person!

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