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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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Cactus Paradise

Pros: The driving loop trail at this section of the park is paved and very nice for seeing saguaros, with plenty of pull outs and interpretive signs. Many kinds of cacti grow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Pros: The driving loop trail at this section of the park is paved and very nice for seeing saguaros, with plenty of pull outs and interpretive signs. Many kinds of cacti grow here, in addition to the saguaros; cholla, barrels, and other smaller cacti. Some of the barrels were in bloom while we were there, and a couple saguaros had... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 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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Tottenham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Another National Park under my belt. There are two sections to Saguaro National park, west and east. I only had time to do the east. There are plenty of trails to hike here and a nice road to drive to see the cactus. Great visitor centre friendly staff. If you have the time get out and do a bit of... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Excellent park to visit during the winter and spring. Breathtaking Saguaros in the park, Great visitor center.

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Gainesville, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I decided to spend a cool, drizzly, and overcast 4th of July morning in Saguaro National Park East. We had only been to this park once before, probably back in 2007. But it was one of the best memories of that trip, as we came along my first Desert Tortoise. We were hoping for as much luck... More 

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NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Spent time at the visitors centre and walking around the trail around there. It was really interesting and they have a great collection of cacti.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We only visited Suguaro East once during our trip. Everyone advised us to spend the majority of our time at Suguaro West. We found both sides to be incredible, but still I wished that we had spent more time at the east park. The loop drive offered spectacular views and unlike the loop dirve in the west park which is... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I know that most people go to the West side of the park because of the museum, but I think this side has a more authentic natural feel to it. My daughter wanted to see a cactus like you see in cartoons, so that was how we found our way there. It delivered. The road is winding with lots of... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This part of the Saguaro National Park is much better than the west side. There is a visitor center with displays and park rangers for explanation...and restrooms! :) No snacks in the visitor center though and we were hungry after driving through the park. This drive through was 8 miles at a very slow pace. There are pull off areas... More 

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Bad Harzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were not in Tucson at the best time of year, but the drive was great at sunset. And we actually saw a bobcat crossing the road, a first for this native Arizonan.

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