Saguaro National Park

Named after the Saguaro Cactus which grows nowhere else in the world, Saguaro National Park is distinctly split between an East and West Region, separated by the city of Tucson.

Saguaro National Park is largely desert, with cactus that can live 200 years and reach 50 feet high, but it also features mountainous terrain reaching 8,000 feet above sea level. You’ll find more cactii in the West Region draw larger crowds than the mountains of the East Region but both sides have their fair share of trails, activities, and points of interest.

Top sites include Valley View Overlook, Signal Petroglyphs, Desert Discovery Nature Trail, Cactus Forest Loop Drive, and Mica View Loop.