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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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The western section of Saguaro National Park.

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I didn't have time to visit the eastern district of the park, but I don't regret it. The western district has an unpaved scenic drive that added to the beauty of this wilderness... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Yokohama, Japan
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Yokohama, Japan
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185 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't have time to visit the eastern district of the park, but I don't regret it. The western district has an unpaved scenic drive that added to the beauty of this wilderness. The saguaro were huge and leaned into the road. It was so much fun but be careful with Hohokam road. If you enter the park from Golden... More 

Thank American_Cobra
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211 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the desert, beside Las Vegas, but that doesn't really count. Driving into the Park felt like another world. It almost looked fake. Pictures couldn't do it justice but I took many. I never seen anything like that before in my life. Surreal experience. I loved it. I cannot compare it to Park East since I haven't... More 

Thank janelje
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We first went to visitors center of the west park. They were so helpful. Watched the short video. They directed us to take Hohokam Rd circle to get to Valley View Overlook hike .8 mile round trip. View & sun setting was awesome from this point. They told us they didn't lock gate but watch for animals as we were... More 

1 Thank Chastess
Roswell, Georgia
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196 reviews
153 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted to visit Saguaro National Park West because we had read here and other places (thanks, previous reviewers!) that the west park was better if limited on time. I don't know how it compares to the east, but we enjoyed it. Unfortunately we got there only about an hour and a half before sunset and the visitor center closed,... More 

4 Thank skipitgood
Mt Pleasent, pa
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was much better than the East! The views were better and it seemed the ride was longer because I did not feel rushed. This is a 2 way road with lots of places to pull off. No one behind me with no place for me to go. Not everyone enjoys the same views😀 . a must see so make... More 

1 Thank Deborah S
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Made our 2nd visit to Saguaro National Park West last month during a brief stay in Tucson. The 5-mile loop road has access to some great hiking trails, plus the guide at the visitor's center helped us plan out which hikes to tackle. Definitely do the Valley View hike, with the payoff being an incredible valley of Saguaros with the... More 

1 Thank Dave J
Brisbane, Australia
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607 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

As with most overseas visitors I was very excited at my first glimpse of a saguaro cactus. This park, however, is mind blowing. Thousands and thousands of saguaros stretching for miles. I took videos and hundreds of photos as it was a totally fascinating place with not just saguaros but barrel cacti and lots of other types of vegetation. It... More 

1 Thank BrisCaz
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We drove into the park on the south side, after visiting the Old Tucson Studio. The road was well marked and we never felt like we were lost. We stopped at the visitor center to pay the fee and get information. The park ranger was very friendly and discussed the different trails the park offered. We left and decided to... More 

2 Thank Lisa S
Tucson, Arizona
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Saguaro West is breath taking. It's beautiful and I could visit here weekly without ever getting bored. The Saguaros are beautiful. Park at the pull-off at the top of Gates Pass. You can look down and see Old Tucson Studios in the distance. One can almost imagine John Wayne riding through the cactus into town. Also, check out the Arizona-Sonora... More 

2 Thank Sandy B
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110 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

You just can't apperciate the size of the Saguaro until you see one up close. And there are plenty in Saguaro West. They are everywhere. The Red Hills visitor center is nice and large and has a great desert garden to walk through that has signs explaining each plant. There's a video that plays in the visitor center, it's about... More 

2 Thank lord-xeon

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