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Red Hills Visitor Center

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Address: 2700 N. Kinney Rd., Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743-9719
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+1 520 733 5158
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.

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Excellent National Park

Saguaro National Park is divided into two separate sections, about 35 miles apart: east and west. This is the west (and smaller) section. This national park provides an... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Saguaro National Park is divided into two separate sections, about 35 miles apart: east and west. This is the west (and smaller) section. This national park provides an excellent view of the Sonora desert region, and features the Saguaro cactus. This is a very good place for birding. The Visitor Center is informative. There are trails to hike here, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This park offers numerous hikes for all people and families. It is a great day out and a fabulous experience for children with the various hikes. We loved hearing the coyotes in the valley on one of our hikes. Must visit this park if you are in the southwest

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is hard to capture the beauty of the desert mountains with an iPhone camera. But, wow! The drive to the Red Hills visitor center was gorgeous, and the center was very nice and had great merch. Got our NP passport stamped. We then did the petroglyphs walk and a long hike at King Canyon. Spectacular views and day. We... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Visitor Center is a perfect place to start a trek in this national park. They will lay out the possibilities for the day. You can start with an easy trail just behind the visitor center, or, if it is too hot, you can take a five mile loop road through the desert to see the magnificent saguaro cacti. Either... More 

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The excellent visitor centre is a good place to begin. The members of staff are very helpful and the exhibits provide a good background knowledge for those not familiar with desert habitats. The loop drive gives access to some easy walking trails and there are spectacular views from the Valley View overlook. At Signal Hill climb up to see the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Engaging exhibits, regularly scheduled videos and Ranger walks/talks (something pretty much every hour the day I was there) informative landscaping, an extensive gift shop - I spent nearly 2 hours here absorbing it all before I ever stepped foot out into the park! Excellent job! A credit to our National Park System!!

Thank TommyBear
Wenatchee, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the west district of the Saguaro National Park with friends who winter in Tuscon. They felt the west district was better to visit if you had limited time to visit the park. It's amazing to see the size of the Saguaro and to see the massive numbers as you drive through the park. They are everywhere. The Red... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 4 days in the park doing various hikes. We enjoyed the ranger led hikes - very informative. There are a number hikes from easy, moderate to difficult and 1 hour to 4 hour to all day. These hikes are not listed on the website but the rangers can provide suggestions. My only disappointment (If you can call being... More 

Thank Fritch
Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before starting out in the western part of Saguaro National Park, it is a good idea to stop here. The displays are very interesting and informative, including how to stay safe in the park. The staff are very helpful regarding the nature of the hiking trails and will recommend the trails suited to your interests. The park is a jewel... More 

Thank Brian S
Truro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visitor's center is the first stop for touring the western section of Saguaro National Park. There is an excellent introductory guide presentation to start you off. There are excellent trails throughout the park that offer an up-close experience of the desert habitat. This was our second visit to this park and it remains one of our favorites for the... More 

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