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Saguaro West

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Address: 2700 N. Kinney Rd., Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743
Phone Number: +1 520 733 5158 (westside) +1 520 733 5153 (eastside)
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Activities: Walking, Viewing wildlife
Description: The western section of Saguaro National Park.

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Interesting CCC talk every weekend

I just found out that, every weekend, a ranger gives a 45-minute talk about the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of the programs President FD Roosevelt founded to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I just found out that, every weekend, a ranger gives a 45-minute talk about the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of the programs President FD Roosevelt founded to fight the Great Depression. About half the talk is about the CCC and the Depression overall; the rest covers CCC camps and work around the Tucson Mountains. He obviously knows... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The welcome area was probably the best park of this journey, it was full of information and large cactus. Wonderful time walking and looking, saw a couple of roadrunners. Thankfully no snakes.....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Pros: There are far more Saguaros on the West side of the park. Got to see some pictographs on this side of the park. Cons: The loop road on this side of the park is not paved. The park itself is much smaller than the east side and there are less trails. If you've seen the east side of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We experienced car trouble in Phoenix on our way to the park. By the time we got back on the road, it was doubtful that we'd make it to the park before the visitor center closed. While this is not critical (park stays open 'til dark), our family was on a passport stamp quest (are there any other nerds like... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Enjoyed being up close to saguaro cacti. Walked a 1/2 mile loop. Went early, so visitor center not open. Nice 7 mile meander through cacti and desert in general. Spiritual, standing next to these gentle giants! Would definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We walked, we took pictures, we drove around, and we had fun. Food and water is limited. Bring your own. Wear comfortable shoes. The trees are the real attraction. We stopped in the visitor center then enjoyed several short hikes. A great place to visit while in Tucson.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We spent several days hiking at Saguaro West. Great visitors center with a nice store and clean rest rooms. We came at a perfect time. Nice weather and lots of cacti in bloom. We hiked several trails including Hugh Norris, Wild Dog and Kings Canyon. Magnificent desert hikes. Hugh Norris is a long trek to Wasson's Peak and offered amazing... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Obviously, I didn't hit Saguaro at the perfect time... it is now June & during the day, the temperature rarely dropped below 100. At the peak of the day (when I was hiking), it was between 102-108... so hydration is a must. Beyond the scorching heat, everything was amazing. That is about as pristine a desert as you will find... More 

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

We drove the through the self guided area of the park. Beautiful scenery! We were pretty much alone on this trail. Took some great pictures!

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Driving through the cactus is awesome. You get a sense of being really close to nature. Many places to take photos of the desert and the Saguaros.

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