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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Wooster, Ohio
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Wooster, Ohio
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95 reviews 95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

On a Thursday afternoon in mid-March, I took the amazing Loma Verde Loop hike. The desert wildflowers were at their peak and absolutely stunning as a result of abundant rainfall in January. During the hike, a thunderstorm was approaching and the thunderclouds made for very dramatic photographs, with the wildflowers and cacti in the foreground and the mountains in the... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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43 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The 8 mile drive is worth the slow pace. In addition to the Saguaros the park has plenty of plants and the wildflowers were brilliant colors. Even saw thousands of bees hovering over the flowers as they gathered pollen.

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Salida, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We spent the day hiking in the east park and loved every minute of the journey. Early March temps in the low 70's, wildflowers blooming, different views over every hill, what more could one as for? Take water, lunch and hiking sticks and enjoy yourself.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We took the loop through the East park and it was absolutely beautiful. Lots of wildflowers and lush desert with plenty of pullouts and some great little trails. Super place. Can't wait to visit the west park.

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El Paso, Texas
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303 reviews 303 reviews
59 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Don't miss both section of this wonderful park. The visitor center here is smaller than the westside but well worth a visit, and offers an orientation film. There are several winding trails, a couple paved, and for the adventurous, trailheads to the top of the mountains. Beautiful and peacefu.

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