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

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A little slice of you own

Ths place really showcase the beauty of tucson. Entrance to the park was 10 per vehicle. I drove the senic 8 mile route. I found it very peaceful and bliss. The road goes one way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
Phillis H
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Yes. the Saguaros around this place viewed from a distance looks like humans and of course tribal do worship them over here.

Thank Anilnr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Ths place really showcase the beauty of tucson. Entrance to the park was 10 per vehicle. I drove the senic 8 mile route. I found it very peaceful and bliss. The road goes one way and the path starts on the left. Be mindful of other cars as this is a one lane road and no way to pass up... More 

Thank Phillis H
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Yes, you may see or read another name, Cactus Forest Drive but it is the same thing. Saguaro National Park is split, there is an East and a West Saguaro Park. Roughly indicating its position relative to the city of Tucson. They are however quite different from each other. We like them both but for different reasons. Saguaro East is... More 

2 Thank hansulricha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We enjoyed this scenic drive. If you just take the drive at the speed limit it will not take long but stopping along the way for pictures and short hikes is part of the fun. The drive is one way and every corner or hill gives you another post card view of this beautiful park. No place to purchase food... More 

2 Thank PH-Travel-Lovers
Tucson Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We live within five miles of Saguaro National Park East, and so have made many, many trips along Cactus Forest Drive. Have gone at different times of the day, and different times of the year, and have always appreciated the beauty and the grandeur of the landscape. This paved road is eight miles long, and there are many turnout and... More 

24 Thank NYU62
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is an interesting trail if you like to learn about cacti, other local plants and what happened with the surroundings over the years. Especially if you have difficulties to hike/walk this is perfect. You can drive with your own car and step out for short strolls. There is no particular fee, but you have to pay the entrance fee... More 

Thank Sandy5611
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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.

Thank Beth P
Columbia, Maryland
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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...

Thank Mccloudnay
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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 

2 Thank loki_knows
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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.

3 Thank pitufo00

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