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Address: 3693 S Old Spanish Trail, Saguaro East, Saguaro National Park, AZ 85730-5601
Phone Number: (520) 733-5153
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Eight-mile scenic drive in Saguaro East.

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Wonderful Drive

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a bit of time before lunch in downtown Tucson touring this drive wishing the Saguaro East - Rincon Mountain District. of the Saguaro National Park. The Park visitors office is at the entrance and you can get a map and a ranger answers questions. The drive itself is lovely. There are twists and turns and changes in elevation.... More 

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Tucson Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Park is just about in our backyard, and we have driven the Drive countless times, however, never in the rain. So this morning (9/7), as we woke up to a very rainy day, on a whim, we decided to go to the Park. I called first, as there are quite a few washes crossing the road, which I am... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We did the 8-mile scenic drive through the park. Was very beautiful and the perfect thing to do on a 109 degree day.

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Thank om2breathe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The one-way drive takes a long half hour. There are some nice views while doing the drive and plenty of pictures have been taken during the drive. It is also allowed to do the track by foot or bike.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed driving this loop during our visit in June. Plenty to see from the car if you don't want to get out, but also lots to explore if you want to pull off and snap pictures. Just watch out for critters and cacti. Very fun. Don't forget to stop by the visitor center to refill your water and... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I took my granddaughter thru the east park while visiting Tucson. We saw many different types of Cactus and got to climb on the rocks toward the end of the drive. We did not see much wildlife only a few birds and a few chipmunks. It was a nice 6 mile drive and is a great opportunity to see Arizona... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous journey through a unique ecosystem. The park and driving area is well kept. The kids and I were in awe of the massive saguaros.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Be sure to take your camera for this one. Lots of cactii of all kinds and some of the largest Saguaros that you will fin anywhere.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Expect it to be warm to say the least right now 99 but nice wind to make travel and pictures easy to take. Scenery is awesome Each plant Cactus and assorted brush make trip worth the effort.

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