We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Saguaro West

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 2700 N. Kinney Rd., Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743
Phone Number: +1 520 733 5158 (westside) +1 520 733 5153 (eastside)
Activities: Walking, Viewing wildlife
Description: The western section of Saguaro National Park.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 320 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 221
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Most recent review
A great place to see a sunset and the night sky near Tucson

This park is surprisingly close to my mom's house in Marana...which I was happy to discover when I decided to head out and explore for my birthday before the Binocular Stargazing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Leila R
Add Photo Write a Review

320 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This park is surprisingly close to my mom's house in Marana...which I was happy to discover when I decided to head out and explore for my birthday before the Binocular Stargazing Program that evening (this program is not affiliated w/the NP, but hosted in the visitor center parking lot by an astronomer from the Kitt Peak Observatory on special dates).... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dortmund, Germany
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I have been in both districts. For those folks who are interested the cacti in the east district are larger and more abundant. It looked like it to me. The visitor centers were well organized and such. The experience was wonderful in every respect.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akron, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I are a younger couple so we were up in the air on whether to visit or not...SO cool...the visitor center is pretty typical National Park fare, dioramas, boring discussions, dorky souvenirs, etc...that being said the driving loop is stunning. It was worth the drive from Phoenix and back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Our national parks are truly a treasure and Saguaro NP is no exception. Beautiful visitors center, wonderful trails, and as usual, friendly and knowledgeable staff. We had a great visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We drove through the park and visited the Visitor Center. The film is excellent and the ending is enlightening. The shop was fun and the Rangers there were very pleasant and helpful. Definitely worth at least a short visit. We did not have time to hike but would like to return again another time. We picnicked at one of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

One of the most beautiful spots in Tucson Gilbert Ray campground is located between the Desert Museum and the Old Tucson Studios. It has superb views of Gates Pass, saguaro, and the Tucson stars. Friendly staff and great RV sites on a first-come, first-served basis. Large and small RVs can find a spot. Several tent sites available. Hiking trails. Clean... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
El Paso, Texas
Top Contributor
301 reviews 301 reviews
59 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A beautiful national park with a fantastic landscape of the giant cacti, easily seen from the picture windows of the visitor center - and from the trails within the park. The drive through the park alone is worth the trip. There is a fine orientation film/slide show in the center. Paved trails from the center enable "non-hikers" to enjoy the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Beautiful! We drove and hiked through the Saguaro West. Excellent location for sunset photos. We didn't spend much time in the visitor center, so we didn't see the interpretive exhibits. Thankfully folks had the foresight to save this area from development and make it into a National Park. Looking forward to exploring this park more the next time I get... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Cruces
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great time of the year to visit. The drive through the park was fantastic. A visit to the visitor center, was also a lot of fun, a great slide show was presented. With my wife currently in a wheel chair because of a broken foot, it was nice to find two totally paved walkways out into the desert to see... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kenai, Alaska
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

So, when my wife said let's go to the Saguaro National Park to see some cacti I was just overjoyed. Not! Who wants to drive a few hours south of Phoenix to the Tuscon area to see a bunch of cacti? Not me. But interestingly enough the park turned out to be a pretty cool place. The kids liked it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Saguaro West also viewed

 

Been to Saguaro West? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Saguaro West and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Saguaro West staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?