Saguaro National Park
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Tucson, AZ 85750
Established 10/14/1994
Open All Year
Entrance Fees:
Auto,Truck,RV $10
Walk in or Bicycle $5

Rincon Mountain
District Visitor Center
PH 520-733-5153
Open All Year 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Christmas

Tucson Mountain
District Visitor Center
PH 520-733-5158
Open All Year 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Christmas

Intermountain Region National Park Service Regional Office
Denver, Colorado

PH 303-969-2000

Saguaro Cactus

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park has two districts. The Rincon Mountain District is located to the East of Tucson Arizona and the Tucson Mountain District is located to the West of Tucson AZ. In 1933 Saguaro National Monument was created. The Saguaro Wilderness Area of 71,400 acres was added in 1975. Saguaro National Park was created from these areas in 1994 and currently encompasses 91,327 acres in its two districts. The Eastern Rincon Mountain District rises to over 8,000 feet and includes over 128 miles of trails. The Western Tucson Mountain District is generally lower in elevation with a denser saguaro forest. Tucson hotels and Tucson resorts are generally more expensive during Tucson's winter months due to the mild temperatures. However you can generally get very good deals at Tucson resorts if you can come in the heat of the summer.

Saguaro National Park get's hot in the summer. Look at the temperature graph to the right. Last summer we had more than 40 days in a row where the temperature broke 100 degrees. We receive around 12 inches of rain a year. On average around 4 inches fall between November and March during the winter period. Then during the summer monsoon season in July and August we get about 4 inches. The rest is spread out mostly in the fall.

As you would expect the most people visit Saguaro National Park during the winter months of January, February and March. Then it doesn't pick up again until November when it is cool again.

Some other interesting Saguaro National Park sites:

National Park Service
Friends of Saguaro


Saguaro National Park Average Monthly Temperatures

Saguaro National Park Average Montly Visitors


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