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Saguaro East

Address: 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Saguaro National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 520-733-5153
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Camping
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Owner description: The eastern section of Saguaro National Park.
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Zurich, Switzerland
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153 reviews 153 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

Saguaro National Park has beautiful hiking trails. You will find not so many Saguaros in this part of the park. The Saguaros are not se densely spread. But the park has a lot of beautiful cactus and plants. It is a very lovely place. Awesome and wonderful countryside.

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Having visited West the day before, East is also worth visiting, in fact, we liked it better. The Visitor center is about to get overhauled, the ranger said we were probably the last people to see the videos. The loop is paved unlike West. Lots of great views of the Saguaro, its a lot closer to town as well. We... More

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Mukilteo, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was one place I have always wanted to see. I enjoyed the drive around the loop around the park, but I don't think I need to see this park again. Glad to check Saguaro off my list.

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Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very Interesting Cactus of all sorts! The drive was wonderful. Great scenery and viewpoints to take pictures. If you have the senior pass for national parks, (America The Beautiful, The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass) you would not have to pay any fees. (but you have to be 62+ for this $10 lifetime pass.)

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Just found out this place by luck. Great loop drive to catch a view! 10 US$ for 7 day-pass with a map and a friendly welcome!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Originally me and my wife planned to spend a day at Saguaro East. But we arrived late, so we could only spend half a day there. We had a nice lunch at "Saguaro Corners" restaurant (which is just outside the park with lovely staff) and began our tour. We did the Cactus forest dr, stopped at different locations and did... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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160 reviews 160 reviews
75 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fantastic hills and fauna. We like it alot better in the fall and winter because there is no sun shade under hot tucson sun. Take sun protection. I even wear a visor under my bike helmet because miles 4-6 are hot and sunny. Ecological park was fair but paved which would be nice for wheelchairs. The visitor center has dated... More

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Oxford MD
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Saguaro West seems to attract more visitors. The East portion also has great trails for all abilities. Some were closed because of serious erosion but that left plenty to chose from. For non-hikers, there is a nice drive through part of the Park.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Another trip worth taking. This 8 mile driving loop through the park offers many opportunities to get out of your car and hike among the saguaros. We took advantage of the weather and embarked on one of the shorter hiking trails. It was amazing to be out in the middle of (what felt like) nowhere and really immerse ourselves in... More

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

There are two halves to this park; the west one is further from town, smaller and offers some interesting dirt-road driving opportunities. Too bad i was there late in the day, and the intra-park roads close at dusk. Did not really have time to form an opinion. The east half of the park sits just at the end of the... More

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