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Saguaro West

2700 N. Kinney Rd., Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743
+1 520 733 5158 (westside) +1 520 733 5153 (eastside)
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks, Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: The western section of Saguaro National Park.
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Hugh Norris Trail is the only hike in the West Saguaro. Other trails are flat and set out in a web - these are nature walks. Hugh Norris Trail is an excellent condition walk or trail run. Pack lite and move fast. No backpack - just water. You can't get lost - it's exposed. Take N. Kinney Road to dirt... More

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Roanoke VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My wife and I cannot hike long distances or up and down extended heights, but like most national parks, Saguaro offers rewarding possibilities for hikers of varying degrees of capability.The visitor center was an excellent starting point, the journey along the Scenic Bajada Loop Drive was indeed scenic -- and we hiked along the Valley View Overlook Trail to the... More

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Oakland Park, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The park is easy to get to in western Tucson. There are easy paths to walk near the visitor center. I went in March thus the weather was pleasant. What is really interesting are the Indian stories of the Saguaro and the area. The movie at the visitor center is very interesting. I love the national parks so I would... More

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Aurora, IL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We participated in three events that had the focus of the full moon. Our first experience was a hike that started at Esperanza Trail Head. We hiked for over two hours through trails, a wash and along the road watching the sunset and then the moonrise. Linda, our volunteer guide, was excellent. Walking back to the trailhead in moon light... More

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Morris, IL
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Enjoyed a picture perfect mid March day at Saguaro West. The visitor center and the view out of the back are both beautiful. Friendly staff made for an enjoyable start to our day. We took the time to picnic at Signal Hill and then climb up to see the petroglyphs. Actually, many were viewable from the base of the trail... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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132 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stopped by Saguaro West just to get a taste of what it has to offer. We didn't have much time so we stopped in the Visitor Center, took a walk in the adjacent cactus gardens and drove the Bajada Loop. In no way did we spend enough time in any of these, but we saw enough to know that... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Excellent 2 - 3 hour hike. We saw our first rattle snake on the way out a mile before the start point! The car park is not marked but if you drive slow and follow the map you will find it. Only passed one couple on the way. Allow 3-4 hours. Take water. Not as steep a hike as Kings... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A nice park to visit with more trails that involve elevation gain. Beautiful scenery and vistas and lots of cactus. The visitor center is nicer than Saguaro East and the views from here are very nice. March and April are probably some of the best times to visit since it is not too hot yet. Take plenty of water on... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I came out here after a day of meetings on a business trip to watch the sunset. It was beautiful over the mountains with the saguaros shadows outlined. If I had the time I would have come out earlier to go hiking here then watch the sunset right after. There are several good spots to just pull off the road... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

If you are a fan of deserts, this park is a must-see. The hikes in the park are fabulous. The saguaro are every bit as majestic as the redwoods in their own glorious environment. Beauty is in all directions.

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