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I try to go for a run at nearly every national Park I visit, and this was an interesting, wide, mostly flat trail. It provided a great trail for running. We went on a pretty nice day, though it was still a little bit hot....More
The Cactus Garden Trail is a short, paved accessible nature trail located just in front of the Visitor Center at Saguaro West that is often confused with other trails such as the similarly named Cactus Forest Trail which is in the East District or the...More
The cacti are identified and the trail is accessible. If you have the opportunity to do this with a ranger or interpretive volunteer, go!
They can add a lot to your knowledge. Watch for young saguaro sprouting under taller plants like mesquite or palo verde.
Easy walking trail, fun to see the Saguaro and other plant species up close. A good place to start in the park after the Visitor Center. Saw lots of birds in this area including cactus wren ducking into their homes in the Saguaro. Would probably...More
I visited the site as part of a flash photography workshop. The group had to shoot saguaros at sunset. In broad daylight the place looks good, but it turns spectacular at sunset. I have joined a photo to demonstrate. I enjoyed it. It is also...More
The Adventures of the Two Wise Ones
I think that whomever submitted this "Thing To Do" made a mistake. The Cactus Garden Trail is behind the Visitor Center and is just okay. It's a short nice little walk to do.
The REALLY GOOD one...More