Saguaro National Park

Saguaro East–Rincon Mountain District

Last month we visited Saguaro West–Tucson Mountain District and today we visited Saguaro East–Rincon Mountain District. Both are districts of the Saguaro National Park. One being on the west side of Tucson and the other on the east side of Tucson.

70 percent of the park is designated as wilderness area with 130 miles of hiking trails. Bernie didn’t feel up to hiking, so we just drove around the Cactus Forest Drive, an eight-mile paved scenic drive that winds through a saguaro forest. Here are some pictures from our drive:



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  • Gasoline:  none
  • Lodging:  free
  • Admission: free with Bernie’s Interagency Senior Pass ($10 value)
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2 Responses to Saguaro National Park

  1. Lovely Pictures. Is that a quail in the one of a bird. I see a little plume on his head. Very Jaunty!
    We were in Tuscon area in Jan visiting the friends I spoke off. They have a beautiful but huge RV that they took to Tucson last year and liked it so much at the RV resort they stayed at that they went from Thanksgiving and I think return to PA in April. They are thinking of renting/buying one of the permanent houses on the resort. They took us to see Saguaro West as they like that the best. Unfortunately I came down with the flu and barely remember walking around there. We left for Santa Fe – we were visiting our children who live here – that night and did not see anything else. Nice Blog.

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    • marsbern says:

      Thank you! Yes, that is a quail, they were all over the place and making quite a racket. They are such funny birds. We have enjoyed Tucson very much, there has been so much to see and do around the city. We were also tempted to rent/buy but had to remind ourselves that we are not ready to settle down yet!

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