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

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Peaceful and scenic in November

We haven't been to Saujuaro Wesy yet, but loved the east. It was a cold, windy, cloudy day in November with recent rain and more threatening, so didn't do much hiking. Scenic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven't been to Saujuaro Wesy yet, but loved the east. It was a cold, windy, cloudy day in November with recent rain and more threatening, so didn't do much hiking. Scenic drive with many look off points was charming and we could see many intersecting trails, easy just to stroll in for a few hundred metres or hike for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful 8 mile drive. We started in the visitor center where they were very helpful in explanation. We walked a little at each lookout, but it was more photo op time than walking. Though, there were a few walking trails and sites to climb. Beautiful views from those. Watch out for bike riders!

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Another excellent visitor center and car loop with good short hikes and longer ones also available. We heard an interesting lecture of the jojoba plant while at the visitor center. The cacti are denser here than at the West park and the desert more severe in appearance.

Thank faulkner2
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great trails and view, East Tucson, easy to get to. Many Saguaro and other cacti, birds, other and other animals. The park rises over 8000 feet. The park is an oasis in the desert and is peaceful and serene. Do not miss the visitor center for trail maps and such...Bring water, snack, hat, and YOUR CAMERA.

Thank DBRTrips
New Orleans
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I've cruised through this spectacular desert landscape several other times in my visits to Tucson but today was by far the best. Rolling curves and majestic saguaro cactus, with gorgeous colors and textures, too. A must for every visit.

Thank BraGenie
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

If you are outdoorsy, this is a really cool place. Bring your water and walk for miles along dry desert paths with fauna and flora that us northerners only dreamed could actually exist. It looks like the stereotype of Arizona from the western movies. Towering cacti, bronzed earth, birds, desert flowers. Welcome centers have a place to fill your bottles,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This was on my husband's "bucket" list of things to see out west and we were not at all disappointed with the drive. Coming from the Midwest, we do not have cactus, let alone "huge" cactus plants such as these. We were the only people in the park, which made it very nice for us to drive, stop and get... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We visited here after the West section and felt that the West side was more impressive. The visitor center is great and the road is paved unlike the West. It is certainly beautiful but the West side has more Saguaro cacti.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I was in Arizona on business. I checked out the West Side earlier in the day . Then drove over to the East side. The West side had more Saguaros. However, this side was much larger. You can easily spend an entire day hiking on this side. The landscape was a little different. This side had more mesquite trees and... More 

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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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