Saguaro National Park

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by BurliBear on November 27, 2002

A very nice drive through the desert as it actually exists. Everything growing here is just the way it would actually be if the park did not exist. The main thing the National Park Service has done is put in roads with a minimum of disruption to the desert so you can drive through and see what life in the desert is like.

There is a nice visitor center where you enter the park with a nice exhibit explaining the different types of deserts and what kind of desert is contained within the Park itself.

By the visitor center is a small walk through Desert Garden where you can see the various kinds of desert plant life up close.

The visitor center and walk through Desert Garden are free. The eight mile drive through loop costs $6.00 per vehicle unless you have one of the National Park Service's special passes, such as the Golden Eagle Pass which costs $50.00 for one year and lets you into all the Parks, or a Golden Age Passport if you are 62 or older which costs $10.00 one time and lets you visit all the parks for the rest of your life.

Saguaro National Park
3693 South Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, Arizona, 85730
(520) 733-5158

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