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

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Soothing, calming and therapeutic

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Tucson Arizona
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Tucson Arizona
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271 reviews 271 reviews
71 attraction reviews
1,757 helpful votes 1,757 helpful votes
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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212 reviews 212 reviews
69 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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226 reviews 226 reviews
50 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
26 helpful votes 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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502 reviews 502 reviews
330 attraction reviews
525 helpful votes 525 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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351 reviews 351 reviews
207 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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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PA
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411 reviews 411 reviews
182 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 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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182 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 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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