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Address: Saguaro National Park, AZ
Activities: Drinking
Description: Eight-mile scenic drive in Saguaro East.

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Amazing natural wonder

What a sight to behold. We drove through late afternoon and there were a lot of people there. We didn't really see any animals but the saguaros were impressive. It will he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Beth P
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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215 reviews 215 reviews
48 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

What a sight to behold. We drove through late afternoon and there were a lot of people there. We didn't really see any animals but the saguaros were impressive. It will he gorgeous in a month or so when things start blooming. For $10/car you can't beat this attraction.

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Columbia, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A nice drive with beautiful views. There are quite a few places to pull off for walks, photos or walking among the cacti. We went first thing in the morning because it was so hot - I would probably avoid it all together in the summer...

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Bengaluru
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456 reviews 456 reviews
299 attraction reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a beautiful drive while you can go on the road while watching the great cactus trees. Various sizes, shapes and varieties of cactus are worth watching. You can also get down and see the cactus from near. We can see almost everything in Cactus forest drive. Also get some nice beautiful pictures of the huge and tall Cactus.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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314 reviews 314 reviews
187 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

An easy drive with a couple of places you can pull off the road and walk along paths. We liked this better than Saguaro West.

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Arcadia, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Even though we were anxious to get on with our road trip after a night in Tucson, we wanted to squeeze in something quick yet unique before we left the area. Cactus Forest Drive in Saguaro National Park fit the bill! It costs $10 per vehicle, but we bought the America the Beautiful Annual Pass for $80 as we plan... More 

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

very quiet easy trail with wildlife and few people. wonderful towards late afternoon and dusk, but a good pick anytime of day.

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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168 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I love a good national park, though this one is just a little sad because so many of the saguaros have disappeared! Keep an eye out for the rare cristate saguaro cactus, though, it's quite exciting when you spot one! We didn't see any of the wildlife that reside in the park during our visit but I think you'd be... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My wife and I interrupted our drive by doing a 6.5 mile hike from one of the trailheads along the drive. But we thoroughly enjoyed the drive before and after our hike. Near the end are several turnoff points with great views of the canyon covered in cacti and beautiful mountain ranges. While my wife enjoy hiking, I think this... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I had intended to hike through Saguaro when I visited, but do to time limitations and extreme heat, I drove the loop road instead and am not disappointed at all. Along it you see some incredible cacti and great ridge lines. Even though I was there mid-morning, there was only one other car and three bikers on the entire loop.

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Tucson
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Living in Tucson I enjoy driving this 8-mile loop several times a year. It has several hiking trails along the route also. I definitely drive here if we have snowfall. It's a great biking route also.

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