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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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Great scenic drive for a hot day!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2016
om2breathe
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Peoria, Arizona
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Peoria, Arizona
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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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Thank Marc B
Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank Wolfsmith
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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Thank rwmoreau
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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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The drive was nice as we were able to see all the cactus in a natural environment. It was hot as the car showed it was 107 out there.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I've done many scenic drives through national and state parks, and the Cactus Forest Loop Drive was one of my favorites. We were able to take in the expansive park from many different angles. There are plenty of scenic places to pull over and get a closer look. There are tons of great opportunities for photographers, as everywhere you look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We drove through this. You set your own pace and stop as many times as you like. Lots of opportunities for pictures, cacti were in bloom.

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