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

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Relaxing and plenty of post card views

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a great option when visiting in hot weather. You can enjoy it from your air conditioned car as well as short stops and strolls at designated pull outs. It is a one way loop with great scenery and cactus. It is found in the Eastern Section of Saguaro National Park. Nice visitor center, too.

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Arcadia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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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Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Saguaro National Park

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