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Saguaro East

3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Saguaro National Park, AZ
520-733-5153
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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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Hedgesville, West Virginia, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a beautiful area!!!!!!!!! So much more than Saguaro...there are many types of cacti here. There is a nice look to drive through and get to see a wide variety of wildlife too. We saw jackrabbits, deer, and a tortoise. The sunset was amazing!

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My wife and I toured the east unit before the real heat of the day set in and we had a grand time. We stopped at several pullouts to enjoy the variety of cacti, and especially the namesake saguaro. But I fell in love with the Fishhook Barrel cactus, which was in full bloom. We enjoyed seeing a number of... More

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Tavares, Florida
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127 reviews 127 reviews
74 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The NPS never lets me down! This place is amazing. Being from Florida, the desert is very foreign to me. The cacti are spectacular and they were in bloom. Saw lots of different birds, reptiles, even a jack rabbit. The park rangers are very friendly and knowledgable. The fee is $5 per person and good for both parks (East and... More

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Harvard
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. I love the drive. I love taking pictures of the beautiful saguaro. I love feeling at peace and centered when around them. If you're a seen one seen them all kinda person... Don't bother. But if you find beauty in each and every cactus needle and sense the personality of each and every cactus...... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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PHOENIX
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95 reviews 95 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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