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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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Wonderful place

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.

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

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
45 helpful votes 45 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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59 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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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Arlington, Va
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I am glad i was able to make it to the Park. Please remember, this Park, the Eastern Park is located basically in the Tucson. The West part, is located up on Rt10. Tip: be sure to save your receipt! The entrance fee is good for 7 (or possibly 10 days) and is good for both the East / West... More 

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Huntersville
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179 reviews 179 reviews
76 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is the Eastern Portion of the park and the best of a great experience. The 8 mile loop through the park is an experience I will never forget. Many walking trails and scenic vistas and just outside Tucson. Up the mountains it transports back to being a kid and watching all those old westerns. Great visitor center and wonder... More 

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Midland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A beautiful park with well maintained trails. One can also drive to sitesee. There are many places to pull off and take photos or let other cars go around you. Of course, we were there on a weekday in February so it was not busy. Many varieties of cactus to be seen and a nice ranger station with a lot... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were lucky, I think, to visit after a minor snowfall. Great to see the cacti in the snow! A lovely sunny day made it even better! Took a couple of short walks on the trails, nice and quiet, well worth a trip.

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