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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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buffalo, ny
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
182 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nice paved road and some nice trails long and short. Beautiful views all around and many nice stops along the road. Very nice visitors center, helpful rangers, and the best of all on the day we were there we saw 13 javalinas outside the visitors center. They were sleeping and spending the afternoon in the shade. You could see them... More

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Buffalo, NY
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100 reviews 100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

After seeing all the cacti on our trip out west, we made a point of visiting this National Park. All National Parks are treasures and this one is no different. We did not hike, as it was very hot and later in the afternoon, but we enjoyed the loop road drive with various lookouts and information stops. First we stopped... More

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Portland, Oregon
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405 reviews 405 reviews
58 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We preferred the Western park, because there were more trails to walk. However, the Eastern park is really easy to drive, you can get lots of photos from the car, and it is close to Tucson. We didn't have time for both parks this trip, and the Eastern park offers nice views of mountains and cactus. It's also next to... More

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