Saguaro National Park
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Saguaro National Park is in southern Arizona. Its 2 sections are on either side of the city of Tucson. The park is named for the large saguaro cactus, native to its desert environment. In the western Tucson Mountain District, Signal Hill Trail leads to petroglyphs of the ancient Hohokam people. In…
Scenic views, hiking trails & picnic areas are offered at this home of the country's largest cacti.
Both East and West sides are spectacular. Highly recommend checking either one of them out. Both have driving loops, which are great. The West side park feels more remote - the driving loop isn't paved - the East side driving loop is paved.
Absolutely stunning! There are no other words needed here. Enjoy it in conjunction with the Desert Museum!
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