Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park Arizona

5 Tucson Area Hikes/Saguaro National Park
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See Why Tucson is Truly a City in the Middle of a National Park

With two districts, one East and one West, Saguaro National Park is close to the city but far from urban. Both districts offer great hiking opportunities as well as visitor centers to help guide you on your way. Established as a National Monument in 1933 and elevated to a National Park in 1994, Saguaro is technically one of the youngest in the nation, but the park is not short on history. The West district, set in the Tucson Mountains, allows you to hike right up to Hohokam Indian rock drawings that were made thousands of years ago. In the East district you can hike high into the Rincon Mountains to Manning Camp where you'll find a cabin that was built in 1905. No matter which side of town you're on you'll jut minutes from pristine hiking trails that are well marked and only moderately trafficked, and of course, more Saguaros than anywhere else on earth.

Please note that Saguaro National Park requires an entry fee: Weekly Pass - $20.00/vehicle Those intending to do longer hikes should bring a map, sunscreen and plenty of water - at least one gallon per person per day.

5 Tucson Area Hikes

Saguaro National Park

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