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Address: 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Saguaro National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 520-733-5153
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Activities: Hiking, Camping
Description: The eastern section of Saguaro National Park.

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Saguaros and hiking

We were at the Saguaro National park East, (there is also a West). This park is a National Park, easy access. You can just drive through and pull off to sightsee or take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were at the Saguaro National park East, (there is also a West). This park is a National Park, easy access. You can just drive through and pull off to sightsee or take pictures, there is a lot of trails for hiking and many people like to bike this park. There is also a nice picnic area. Lots of mountains... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The park offers a beautiful 8-mile one-way drive through a wide variety of cactus, other vegetation. Small animals are viewed as you slowly drive along. The Saguaro are fabulous. Although paved, this is not a road for large vehicles. It is a great ride for cyclists. The park offers a nice visitor center with restrooms, etc. As it takes only... More 

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Tucson, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

8 mile driving loop created by the conservation corps to reinvigorate the desert Saguaro growing efforts which had been ravaged by earlier cattle grazing. Important when it can take 10 years for a saguaro to grow for the first inch. The visitors center has information for historians & nature conservationists interests. The peacefullness of the desert and its natural beauty... More 

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White Springs, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We visited Saguaro East without realizing what we were getting into. Expected to spend an hour or so looking at a few cacti. Wow, were we surprised!?! This place is wonderful. The "loop" drive that circles the park provides ample viewing opportunities of gorgeous vistas and plentiful wildlife. We saw quail, roadrunners, snakes, and myriad bird species! There are many... More 

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Bohemia, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great drive through the park. You just cannot believe all the cactus...they are beautiful...one is bigger and better than the next. It is a sight you cannot see everywhere. The Ccctus Forest Drive was a nice ride in among the forest of Saguaro. Easy road to drive with many turnouts for photos, etc.

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Wooster, Ohio
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102 reviews 102 reviews
33 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Pack a picnic lunch and set out on this amazing driving loop through this magnificent park. The roadway is an easy drive, the magnificent cacti are a sight to behold. The visitor's center is a very nice and easy place to start and to finish and the outside area has paths and benches where you can enjoy the sunshine or... More 

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were fortunate to visit the East unit of the park when many wildflowers and cacti were blooming. The Cactus Forest Drive with its many turnoffs and views was stunning. We especially enjoyed the Desert Ecology Trail.

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Newark, IL
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We always spend time hiking at this park on visits to Tucson. The visitor center staff provides good maps and hiking recommendations. If you are not a hiker, the road through the park provides beautiful vistas.

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Tucson, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went for a hike the last week of March, and the desert was in full bloom! Beautiful landscape, lots of different cacti, and infinite wildflowers!

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Dortmund, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

More and larger cacti compared to the western district. The visitor center was well organized with a lot of material in the subject matter cacti.

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