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Address: 3693 S Old Spanish Trail, Saguaro East, Saguaro National Park, AZ 85730-5601
Phone Number: (520) 733-5153

Eight-mile scenic drive in Saguaro East.

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Never ending Cacti

Beautiful drive through the cacti forest.. saw some wildlife crossing the road so take it easy. Nice in the morning when everything is fresh and it's not too hot.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
James B
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful drive through the cacti forest.. saw some wildlife crossing the road so take it easy. Nice in the morning when everything is fresh and it's not too hot.

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Milpitas, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is about 8 miles paved drive. It has many vistas and several hiking trails. It is the east side of saguaro national park. If you do not want to go out from the car this loop drive is really great option to get the essence of the cactus and desert. Temperature is really high during day time so we... More 

1 Thank Swati J
Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful drive with cutouts in the road to pull off and take pictures or just enjoy the beauty. There are so many cacti for miles and there is a mountain backdrop throughout. The loop is nine miles.

1 Thank jbltex
Independence, Oregon, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

East or west, the Saguaro NP features plenty of scenery and beauty. Just because you saw the West Park going to the Desert Museum (which you should), don't assume the East Park is redundant. The Cactus Forest Drive (8 miles one-way loop) offers fantastic-amazing-unique cacti viewing and good views all-around. Stop and walk some and learn as you go. Go... More 

1 Thank RichVW
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 8 mile scenic drive is nice by car and so are the hiking trails, but if you have the chance to bike the 8 miles, it is absolutely awesome. There are almost no people here just before sunset (we visited in November), so you have the place virtually for yourself and can enjoy the drive in silence. During sunset,... More 

1 Thank CopenDane
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We spent several hours just admiring all the different cacti in the park.ANd also the bushes, and plants. You could just drive the loop in a short time, or relax and stop at all the pullouts, and really look whats there. There are some pivnic spots. There are a few short trails for the less able.

2 Thank Andy P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Fun Drive. Amazing how they form and each one is slightly different, and yet all alike. This is a nice drive

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

We took the loop drive into this national park which was 10$ for a private car. All service personnel was extremely friendly. The scenic drive is about 8 miles long and brings you around thousands of Saguaro cactuses, plenty of plants and - if you are lucky - also some animals.

1 Thank FrankGeisler
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Also known as Saguaro National Park East. This is a wonderful place to visit even if you're from the area. An 8 mile loop drive with lots of pull outs, couple of hiking trails, mountain biking trail and pic-nic areas. Mostly one way but the great and interesting thing is, when they laid out the road, they followed the natural... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We made a special detour to see this place. We found the $10 admission to see this place (good for a week and also the west park) well worth it. We took the drive on a quiet September weekday morning and had the place virtually to our self other than the odd cyclist. This meant we could stop virtually anywhere... More 

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