Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona is home to the nation's largest cacti. The giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park, to the east and west of the modern city of Tucson. Here you have a chance to see these enormous cacti, silhouetted by the beauty of a magnificent desert sunset.

Saguaro National Park Info


Saguaro National Park

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ASTRONOMY NIGHT FOR LITTLE RANGERS AT SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK (EAST) For Ages 8 to 12 Years Old

ASTRONOMY NIGHT FOR LITTLE RANGERS AT SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK (EAST) For Ages 8 to 12 Years Old

Saguaro National Park February Programs Schedule 2020

Saguaro National Park is offering a variety of walks and talks that explore the park’s wonderful natural and cultural histories. Program listings also are available on the park’s website, www.nps.gov/sagu, or visit us on Facebook. Interpretive programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Program schedules are subject to change; visitors should call the visitor centers for updates or reservations.

Saguaro National Park Moves Wilderness Camping Permits to Recreation.gov and Announces Fee increase

Tucson, AZ – Visitors to Saguaro National Park will notice some changes in January. First, Saguaro National Park is changing the way the park manages overnight camping permits in the Rincon Mountain Wilderness. Starting today, campers will go to Recreation.gov to reserve their camping permits for trips starting on February 1 or later. The visitor center will not issue permits in person after January 31. Permit reservations are taken 2 months in advance of the permitted start of a trip.

Celebrate Under the Cactus and the Stars on Holiday Night Drive At Saguaro National Park (East)

Tucson, AZ – By popular demand, Saguaro National Park’s Rincon Mountain District (East) will open the Cactus Forest Loop Drive for special starlight driving tours on the evening of Friday, December 27th. Park rangers will lead a series of 90-minute tours beginning at 5:00 pm and continuing every 30 minutes after that, with the last tour at 8:00 p.m. Visitors will drive their own cars on the tour, which includes a short walk on a fully accessible trail. Space is limited on all programs and advance reservations are required. Reservations can be made by telephone at (520) 733-5153, or in person at the visitor center at 3693 South Old Spanish Trail (approximately 3 miles east of Houghton Road).

Saguaro National Park Photos

Saguaro Silhouettes

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Saguaro Silhouettes

Taken in Saguaro National Park near Tuscon Arizona, right at the edge of night. The Silhouettes of the Saguaros are absolutely incredible. Going to see the Saguaro forests near Tuscon is well worth the effort.

Desert sentinels

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Desert sentinels

Golden glow

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Golden glow

Curve-billed thrashers

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Curve-billed thrashers

Pyrrhuloxia

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Pyrrhuloxia

Pretty impressive? I’m impressed at least, that is an awful lot of thorns to be standing on without getting poked. This little beauty made its appearance while we were searching for Gilded Flicker. It’s nice to when a bird like this Pyrrhuloxia just comes in and lands in such a perfect location when you aren’t even looking for them!

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Cardinalis sinuatus

Saguaro Sunset

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Saguaro Sunset

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

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Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

Saguaro National Park, located in Pima County, Arizona, is part of the United States National Park System.

The park is divided into two sections, called districts, lying approximately 20 miles east and 15 miles west of the center of the city of Tucson. The total area in 2011 was 91,442 acres of which 70,905 acres is designated wilderness. There is a visitor center in each of the two districts. Both are easily reached by car from Tucson, but there is no public transport into the park. Both districts conserve fine tracts of the Sonoran Desert, including ranges of significant hills, the Tucson Mountains in the west and the Rincon Mountains in the east. The park gets its name from the saguaro, a large cactus which is native to the region. Many other kinds of cactus, including barrel, cholla, and prickly pear, are abundant in the park. One endangered animal, the lesser long-nosed bat, lives in the park part of the year during its migration, together with one threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl.

Saguaro National Monument was created on March 1, 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. On October 14, 1994, Congress elevated Saguaro to National Park status.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguaro_National_Park

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

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Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

Saguaro National Park, located in Pima County, Arizona, is part of the United States National Park System.

The park is divided into two sections, called districts, lying approximately 20 miles east and 15 miles west of the center of the city of Tucson. The total area in 2011 was 91,442 acres of which 70,905 acres is designated wilderness. There is a visitor center in each of the two districts. Both are easily reached by car from Tucson, but there is no public transport into the park. Both districts conserve fine tracts of the Sonoran Desert, including ranges of significant hills, the Tucson Mountains in the west and the Rincon Mountains in the east. The park gets its name from the saguaro, a large cactus which is native to the region. Many other kinds of cactus, including barrel, cholla, and prickly pear, are abundant in the park. One endangered animal, the lesser long-nosed bat, lives in the park part of the year during its migration, together with one threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl.

Saguaro National Monument was created on March 1, 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. On October 14, 1994, Congress elevated Saguaro to National Park status.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguaro_National_Park

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

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Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

Saguaro National Park, located in Pima County, Arizona, is part of the United States National Park System.

The park is divided into two sections, called districts, lying approximately 20 miles east and 15 miles west of the center of the city of Tucson. The total area in 2011 was 91,442 acres of which 70,905 acres is designated wilderness. There is a visitor center in each of the two districts. Both are easily reached by car from Tucson, but there is no public transport into the park. Both districts conserve fine tracts of the Sonoran Desert, including ranges of significant hills, the Tucson Mountains in the west and the Rincon Mountains in the east. The park gets its name from the saguaro, a large cactus which is native to the region. Many other kinds of cactus, including barrel, cholla, and prickly pear, are abundant in the park. One endangered animal, the lesser long-nosed bat, lives in the park part of the year during its migration, together with one threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl.

Saguaro National Monument was created on March 1, 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. On October 14, 1994, Congress elevated Saguaro to National Park status.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguaro_National_Park

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

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Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

Saguaro National Park, located in Pima County, Arizona, is part of the United States National Park System.

The park is divided into two sections, called districts, lying approximately 20 miles east and 15 miles west of the center of the city of Tucson. The total area in 2011 was 91,442 acres of which 70,905 acres is designated wilderness. There is a visitor center in each of the two districts. Both are easily reached by car from Tucson, but there is no public transport into the park. Both districts conserve fine tracts of the Sonoran Desert, including ranges of significant hills, the Tucson Mountains in the west and the Rincon Mountains in the east. The park gets its name from the saguaro, a large cactus which is native to the region. Many other kinds of cactus, including barrel, cholla, and prickly pear, are abundant in the park. One endangered animal, the lesser long-nosed bat, lives in the park part of the year during its migration, together with one threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl.

Saguaro National Monument was created on March 1, 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. On October 14, 1994, Congress elevated Saguaro to National Park status.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguaro_National_Park

Valley View Overlook Trail Marker (Saguaro National Park, Arizona)

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Valley View Overlook Trail Marker (Saguaro National Park, Arizona)

Saguaro National Park, located in Pima County, Arizona, is part of the United States National Park System.

The park is divided into two sections, called districts, lying approximately 20 miles east and 15 miles west of the center of the city of Tucson. The total area in 2011 was 91,442 acres of which 70,905 acres is designated wilderness. There is a visitor center in each of the two districts. Both are easily reached by car from Tucson, but there is no public transport into the park. Both districts conserve fine tracts of the Sonoran Desert, including ranges of significant hills, the Tucson Mountains in the west and the Rincon Mountains in the east. The park gets its name from the saguaro, a large cactus which is native to the region. Many other kinds of cactus, including barrel, cholla, and prickly pear, are abundant in the park. One endangered animal, the lesser long-nosed bat, lives in the park part of the year during its migration, together with one threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl.

Saguaro National Monument was created on March 1, 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. On October 14, 1994, Congress elevated Saguaro to National Park status.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguaro_National_Park

The Desert Ecosystem and You Marker (Saguaro National Park, Arizona)

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The Desert Ecosystem and You Marker (Saguaro National Park, Arizona)

Saguaro National Park, located in Pima County, Arizona, is part of the United States National Park System.

The park is divided into two sections, called districts, lying approximately 20 miles east and 15 miles west of the center of the city of Tucson. The total area in 2011 was 91,442 acres of which 70,905 acres is designated wilderness. There is a visitor center in each of the two districts. Both are easily reached by car from Tucson, but there is no public transport into the park. Both districts conserve fine tracts of the Sonoran Desert, including ranges of significant hills, the Tucson Mountains in the west and the Rincon Mountains in the east. The park gets its name from the saguaro, a large cactus which is native to the region. Many other kinds of cactus, including barrel, cholla, and prickly pear, are abundant in the park. One endangered animal, the lesser long-nosed bat, lives in the park part of the year during its migration, together with one threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl.

Saguaro National Monument was created on March 1, 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. On October 14, 1994, Congress elevated Saguaro to National Park status.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguaro_National_Park

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

courthouselover posted a photo:

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

Saguaro National Park, located in Pima County, Arizona, is part of the United States National Park System.

The park is divided into two sections, called districts, lying approximately 20 miles east and 15 miles west of the center of the city of Tucson. The total area in 2011 was 91,442 acres of which 70,905 acres is designated wilderness. There is a visitor center in each of the two districts. Both are easily reached by car from Tucson, but there is no public transport into the park. Both districts conserve fine tracts of the Sonoran Desert, including ranges of significant hills, the Tucson Mountains in the west and the Rincon Mountains in the east. The park gets its name from the saguaro, a large cactus which is native to the region. Many other kinds of cactus, including barrel, cholla, and prickly pear, are abundant in the park. One endangered animal, the lesser long-nosed bat, lives in the park part of the year during its migration, together with one threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl.

Saguaro National Monument was created on March 1, 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. On October 14, 1994, Congress elevated Saguaro to National Park status.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguaro_National_Park

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

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Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

Saguaro National Park, located in Pima County, Arizona, is part of the United States National Park System.

The park is divided into two sections, called districts, lying approximately 20 miles east and 15 miles west of the center of the city of Tucson. The total area in 2011 was 91,442 acres of which 70,905 acres is designated wilderness. There is a visitor center in each of the two districts. Both are easily reached by car from Tucson, but there is no public transport into the park. Both districts conserve fine tracts of the Sonoran Desert, including ranges of significant hills, the Tucson Mountains in the west and the Rincon Mountains in the east. The park gets its name from the saguaro, a large cactus which is native to the region. Many other kinds of cactus, including barrel, cholla, and prickly pear, are abundant in the park. One endangered animal, the lesser long-nosed bat, lives in the park part of the year during its migration, together with one threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl.

Saguaro National Monument was created on March 1, 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. On October 14, 1994, Congress elevated Saguaro to National Park status.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguaro_National_Park

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

courthouselover posted a photo:

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

Saguaro National Park, located in Pima County, Arizona, is part of the United States National Park System.

The park is divided into two sections, called districts, lying approximately 20 miles east and 15 miles west of the center of the city of Tucson. The total area in 2011 was 91,442 acres of which 70,905 acres is designated wilderness. There is a visitor center in each of the two districts. Both are easily reached by car from Tucson, but there is no public transport into the park. Both districts conserve fine tracts of the Sonoran Desert, including ranges of significant hills, the Tucson Mountains in the west and the Rincon Mountains in the east. The park gets its name from the saguaro, a large cactus which is native to the region. Many other kinds of cactus, including barrel, cholla, and prickly pear, are abundant in the park. One endangered animal, the lesser long-nosed bat, lives in the park part of the year during its migration, together with one threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl.

Saguaro National Monument was created on March 1, 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. On October 14, 1994, Congress elevated Saguaro to National Park status.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguaro_National_Park

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

courthouselover posted a photo:

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

Saguaro National Park, located in Pima County, Arizona, is part of the United States National Park System.

The park is divided into two sections, called districts, lying approximately 20 miles east and 15 miles west of the center of the city of Tucson. The total area in 2011 was 91,442 acres of which 70,905 acres is designated wilderness. There is a visitor center in each of the two districts. Both are easily reached by car from Tucson, but there is no public transport into the park. Both districts conserve fine tracts of the Sonoran Desert, including ranges of significant hills, the Tucson Mountains in the west and the Rincon Mountains in the east. The park gets its name from the saguaro, a large cactus which is native to the region. Many other kinds of cactus, including barrel, cholla, and prickly pear, are abundant in the park. One endangered animal, the lesser long-nosed bat, lives in the park part of the year during its migration, together with one threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl.

Saguaro National Monument was created on March 1, 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. On October 14, 1994, Congress elevated Saguaro to National Park status.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguaro_National_Park

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

courthouselover posted a photo:

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

Saguaro National Park, located in Pima County, Arizona, is part of the United States National Park System.

The park is divided into two sections, called districts, lying approximately 20 miles east and 15 miles west of the center of the city of Tucson. The total area in 2011 was 91,442 acres of which 70,905 acres is designated wilderness. There is a visitor center in each of the two districts. Both are easily reached by car from Tucson, but there is no public transport into the park. Both districts conserve fine tracts of the Sonoran Desert, including ranges of significant hills, the Tucson Mountains in the west and the Rincon Mountains in the east. The park gets its name from the saguaro, a large cactus which is native to the region. Many other kinds of cactus, including barrel, cholla, and prickly pear, are abundant in the park. One endangered animal, the lesser long-nosed bat, lives in the park part of the year during its migration, together with one threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl.

Saguaro National Monument was created on March 1, 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. On October 14, 1994, Congress elevated Saguaro to National Park status.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguaro_National_Park

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

courthouselover posted a photo:

Saguaro National Park (Pima County, Arizona)

Saguaro National Park, located in Pima County, Arizona, is part of the United States National Park System.

The park is divided into two sections, called districts, lying approximately 20 miles east and 15 miles west of the center of the city of Tucson. The total area in 2011 was 91,442 acres of which 70,905 acres is designated wilderness. There is a visitor center in each of the two districts. Both are easily reached by car from Tucson, but there is no public transport into the park. Both districts conserve fine tracts of the Sonoran Desert, including ranges of significant hills, the Tucson Mountains in the west and the Rincon Mountains in the east. The park gets its name from the saguaro, a large cactus which is native to the region. Many other kinds of cactus, including barrel, cholla, and prickly pear, are abundant in the park. One endangered animal, the lesser long-nosed bat, lives in the park part of the year during its migration, together with one threatened species, the Mexican Spotted Owl.

Saguaro National Monument was created on March 1, 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. On October 14, 1994, Congress elevated Saguaro to National Park status.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguaro_National_Park

Saguaro National Park

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Saguaro National Park

Late afternoon in February where the Sonoran Desert is full of colour.

Signal Hill

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Signal Hill

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