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Rincon Mountain Visitor Center

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3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85730-5601
+1 520 733 5153
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Good visitor center, poor parking

The Visitor Center employees and the two interpretive films that show are very good. The films are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bill B
Very nice tour

We went on a 2 hr dessert tour that was very well done. It was just the right length and amount of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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The eastern section of Saguaro National Park.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the loop” (82 reviews)
“west side” (68 reviews)
“saguaro cactus” (81 reviews)
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3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85730-5601
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"hiking trails"
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"picnic area"
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"sonoran desert"
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"pull offs"
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"short hike"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Visitor Center employees and the two interpretive films that show are very good. The films are so much better than the Indian religious movie that shows at the Red Hills Visitor Center. The loop road is better maintained than the Red Hills area road....More

Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a 2 hr dessert tour that was very well done. It was just the right length and amount of information. We truly have a new respect for the Suajaro cactus and Sonara Desert.

1  Thank hummingbirdflysfree
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked the Douglas Spring Trail. I had no idea that cacti could be that tall! The area is very barren right now, but the temperature was perfect. You hike to a height of 730 feet, but it's pretty gradual.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to watch at least one video while at the visitor center before heading out to explore this dramatic area. There are not as many Saguaro cactus on this side of the national park, but the vegetation is varied, and in my opinion, quite...More

Thank Janice R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rincon Mountain has picture perfect views of the surrounding Sonoran desert and mountains. Staff is friendly and willing to answer your questions or share places to visit.

Thank Deanna_F5
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am just starting an official tour of National Parks and have made an effort to get a passport for the National Parks system. This park has two sides, this is the east side center. Both are about the same size. The staff here were...More

1  Thank Laura K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most national parks have really great maps but I didn't like the Saguaro National park ones. But I asked in visitor center and they pulled out a special hand-written copied map of the loop drive that was really great. Make sure you stop and ask....More

Thank Karla W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my 9 month old and spent over an hour here. We enjoyed the visitor center-such friendly staff-and went for a quick stroll around the park. It is $15 per vehicle which is pretty pricey for my budget so I paid the...More

Thank Staci T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My kids have done more than 35 JR ranger programs & I was surprised that they expected them to do all the questions in all the pages! They had missed out a few & the ranger seemed quite upset with it. When I told her...More

Thank srgl0betr0tter
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rincon Mountain Visitor Center is the entree point to Saguaro National Park East. It is near Tucson Arizona; about 30 min. drive following the Old Spanish Trail road. The drive is very scenic. The Saguaro cactus is indigenous to Sonora Desert near and around Tucson....More

2  Thank Claude D
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Yes, I purchased my pass here as we started the driving tour.
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