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Address: Saguaro West, Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743
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+1 520-733-5158

Nine-mile scenic drive in Saguaro West.

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Drive was less crowded than park on east!

We enjoyed this drive because there were fewer cars and people. The road is dirt but very smooth. There are lots of saguaro cactus and other desert plants.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this drive because there were fewer cars and people. The road is dirt but very smooth. There are lots of saguaro cactus and other desert plants.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Ok. This isn't given enough credit. I went at sunrise, and it was truly amazing to look out and see a forest of Saguaro trees. Each tree had their own personality and was spectacular in its own right. I jumped out of the car and climbed up one of the hills and looked out into the vast desert. I felt... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

not very long and very easy to drive to see parts of the park..watch out for bicyclists who also are there

Thank s g
Woodbridge, Virginia
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this hike. We enjoyed hiking the mountains that seemed to go on forever. Quite enjoyable. Beautiful views.

1 Thank Angela B
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is part of the Bajada Loop Drive in Saguaro National Park East. Bump dirt road that is well maintained and readily passable with a sedan car. Enjoy the beautiful cacti and try to catch the desert beauty at sunset. You will not be disappojnted!

1 Thank Bob C
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Mid March, this scenic loop road was no problem. At about 6 miles total, it gets a little bumpy at times requiring one to slow way down, but you're not out here for a Baja race anyhow, right?! Some cactus and desert shrubs were flowering during our visit which meant stopping and taking pictures. Signal Hill Trail is off this... More 

2 Thank OregonStrider
Avon, Ohio
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Hohokam Rd, coupled with a portion of Golden Gate Rd, form the 6 mile long (9.7k) scenic loop drive of Saguaro West known as the “Scenic Bajada Loop Drive”. Although this loop drive is composed mostly of dirt roads, they are maintained and passible with ordinary cars if taken slowly. Although not quite as nice as the paved loop drive... More 

7 Thank Steve1362
Roswell, Georgia
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

As others have said, this is a nice scenic drive. It's not too long either - if you don't stop, it probably doesn't take longer than 30 or 45 minutes. I also agree with the recommendation to go at sunset. Be prepared for a bumpy dirt road. *if you like my review, I hope you'll click the 'helpful' button; those... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

Beautiful views of the setting sun through the cactus and mountains on our way back to Tucson after hiking in Saguaro National Park.

Thank Kathie V
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

Excellent loop drive on unpaved road. There are several pullouts to stop for photos and take in the view. Best to go at sunset, you can see the whole valley engulfed in the orange colour of the setting sun.

2 Thank Quasarphoto

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