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Red Hills Visitor Center

2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520 733 5158
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Many cacti make this National Park a unique experience.

We drove into the park on the south side, after visiting the Old Tucson Studio. The road was well... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2015
Lisa S
One of my favorite places!

Saguaro West is breath taking. It's beautiful and I could visit here weekly without ever getting... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2015
Sandy B
Tucson, Arizona
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520 733 5158
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

We drove into the park on the south side, after visiting the Old Tucson Studio. The road was well marked and we never felt like we were lost. We stopped at the visitor center to pay the fee and get information. The park ranger was...More

2  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Saguaro West is breath taking. It's beautiful and I could visit here weekly without ever getting bored. The Saguaros are beautiful. Park at the pull-off at the top of Gates Pass. You can look down and see Old Tucson Studios in the distance. One can...More

4  Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 10 December 2015

You just can't apperciate the size of the Saguaro until you see one up close. And there are plenty in Saguaro West. They are everywhere. The Red Hills visitor center is nice and large and has a great desert garden to walk through that has...More

3  Thank lord-xeon
Reviewed 3 December 2015

The saguaro cactus is an amazing plant and you see hundreds of them in this park. Nice short hikes with good interpretive boards. Watched the sun set over the desert and it was beautiful.

Thank travelpro7722
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Seeing so many suaros in 1 place was very special. We had a very peaceful hike, only ran into 1 other couple hiking. Beautiful Park makes you feel like you are in another world

1  Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 30 November 2015

After visiting Saguaro a few years ago, we knew we had to return. It was absolutely incredible hiking most of the trails on the west side of the park. Every day we saw something new. We surprised a bobcat in the Bajada Wash Trail early...More

5  Thank 4givN
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We loved this park. We too a short easy hike to the petroglyphs. These are not advertised so they are still easily accessible. The road to get to them is a bumpy dirt road but worth the drive. We also took the ranger led sunst...More

2  Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Coming from the northern prairies of Canada, seeing the majestic Saguaro cactus was a check off our bucket list. They are amazing. We saw many different types of cacti and were lucky to see some in flower. It must be beautiful in the spring when...More

Thank 2suncatchers
Reviewed 19 November 2015

This National Park is wonderful! There are many trails to fit the experience level of most hikers. The trails are very well maintained which maximizes your hiking tour adventure. We made it to Wasson Peak from Sendero Esperanza trail head in less than two hours...More

Thank Sue B L
Reviewed 19 November 2015

If you are traveling down I-10 east thru Phoenix to get here, I would recommend to get off earlier at either Cortaro or Ina Road exits for the scenic route. Take a left on Wade, thru Picture Rocks Road, left on Sandairo to get to...More

Thank Chia2005
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Yoka E
18 February 2017|
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Response from fishdocdad | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yoka E, again, Maybe a great time to come. As the other person stated, altitude does play big role in who is blooming and when. Just 10-20 ft difference in altitude can make a difference. Tucson has 2 saguaro parks, Red... More
13 January 2017|
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Response from fishdocdad | Reviewed this property |
Wow, you're really going to see some really great things. Make sure, absolutely sure, you see the power point show at Saguaro West. The Desert Museum has a couple of great, atmospheric restaurants, that's where I would plan... More
19 October 2016|
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Response from fishdocdad | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I should have provided you a bit more info for mapping purposes. N Kinney Rd. was closed which is the SW entrance. If you're heading N on Kinney Rd. You would typically turn R to stay on Kinney Rd which takes you... More