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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Saguaro National Park Solicits Expressions of Interest for Leasing Recently Acquired Facility inside Tucson Mountain District

Tucson, AZ – The National Park Service has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) concerning the adaptive reuse of the Perper House in Saguaro National Park West through a lease with the National Park Service. This RFEI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue a RFP in the future.

December Program Schedule for Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park December Program Schedule 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.

Holiday Cactus Caravan’ Family Auto Tours

Tucson, AZ – In what has become a holiday tradition, Saguaro National Park’s Rincon Mountain District (East) will open the Cactus Forest Loop Drive for special starlight driving tours on the evening of Thursday, December 27th. Park rangers will lead 90-minute auto 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.

Saguaro National Park Photos

Saguaro in Winter

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Saguaro in Winter

Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Embraced

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Embraced

Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Nightfall: View through a Saguaro Cactus Forest

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Nightfall: View through a Saguaro Cactus Forest

The last rays of sun on a Saguaro cactus forest in the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Barrel and Cholla Cacti

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Barrel and Cholla Cacti

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Barrel Cactus

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Barrel Cactus

In Saguaro National Park

Cholla Cactus

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Cholla Cactus

Walking Stick Cholla Cactus. Also known as cane cholla, tree cholla (because it resembles a small tree), tree cactus, candelabrum cactus, devil’s rope, coyote prickly pear, tuna quell, and velas (candles) de coyote.

Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18

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Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18

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Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18

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Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18

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Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18

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Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18

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Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18

Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18

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Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18

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Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18

Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18

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Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18

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Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18

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Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18

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Best of Kids: Mulcahy YMCA, Fall '18