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Spectacularly Scenic!

Taking this drive through the heart of the extensive saguaro forest was the last activity we did... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Diego, California
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We really enjoyed this drive. The flowers were in bloom. Many saguaros to see. Make sure you stop... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2019
Nevada City, California
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Eight-mile scenic drive in Saguaro East.
3693 S Old Spanish Trail, Saguaro East, Tucson, AZ 85730-5601
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Taking this drive through the heart of the extensive saguaro forest was the last activity we did before heading home to San Diego the following day. We chose to arrive at dusk and being there at sunset was so perfect. Being in the canyon is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

We really enjoyed this drive. The flowers were in bloom. Many saguaros to see. Make sure you stop and walk around the Javelina Rocks area.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LegoAthos
Reviewed May 1, 2019

My mom & I had a wonderful time exploring Saguaro National Park (east) on our Tucson visit. I was particularly interested in birds, so we got an early morning start. Even if you are not a bird enthusiast, to avoid extreme heat early morning is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tiffy_Bird
Reviewed April 21, 2019

Wildflowers are blooming everywhere (including our backyard), but decided to go check them out on this lovely Drive in the Park. As we drove in, we saw an "Overflow Parking" sign pointing right. However, we were not here to go to the Visitor Center, so...More

Date of experience: April 2019
7  Thank NYU62
Reviewed April 17, 2019

8 mile - one way drive... stop at the picnic area on south side to hit the little boys rooms and a short hike towards the mtn

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank westTrailrunner
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Great way to see the desert and lots of saguaro. This drive is a beautiful experience in the foothills of the Rincon mountains. We have enjoyed the walks at Mica view and the homestead walk. Great places to stretch your legs.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Theresa B
Reviewed April 5, 2019

This is part of the Saguaro National Park. There is a loop drive through the park. There are cactus aplenty - and will satisfy anyone's need for cactus. The loop drive is not extremely wide. There are pullouts to take pictures and walk the trails....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sue S
Reviewed April 4, 2019

Everything is so green and fluffy this year because of the moisture. The saguaros look really healthy, which was a relief, as they have experienced some drought years recently. This drive is just stunning- saguaros as far as you can see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Janet F
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

Don't bother driving in the monument. There are crazy motorcycles that drive up and down and the rangers do nothing. We pay these state rangers to protect the monument and it's visitors but they don't do nothing but sleep in there trucks all day and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Nick M
Reviewed March 29, 2019

This is a beautiful drive of 9 miles with less travelers than the west side park. Narrow road that has you surrounded on both sides. Plenty of places to pullover for photos. Trail heads all clearly marked if you want to park and hike. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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May 30, 2018|
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Response from Tucson_AZAdventurer | Reviewed this property |
Depending on time of day I'd say 90 min or so, especially if you want to get out at the overlooks