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Visiting Saguaro National Park

Planning a trip to Saguaro National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Saguaro National Park, Arizona.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park Basics

Region: Southwest / West Coast

Park Size: 91,716 acres (143.31 sq miles) (371.16 sq km)

Location: Pima Counties

Closest Cities: Tucson, Arizona

Busy Season: February to April and October to December

Visitation: 1,020,226 (in 2019)

How much does Saguaro National Park Cost?

Saguaro National Park costs the following:

  • 7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – $25
  • 7-day Motorcycle Pass – $20
  • 7-day Individual Pass – $15

An annual Saguaro National Park Pass costs $45 but it is not recommended you buy this pass. For an extra $35 you can get an American the Beautiful Pass. This $80 pass offers free admission to all 116 fee-charging National Park Units.

When is Saguaro National Park Open?

Saguaro National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Saguaro National Park?

Yes, pets are welcome in Theodore Roosevelt National Park but are limited to developed areas such as roads, parking areas, picnic areas, paved trails and campgrounds. Pets are not allowed on the unpaved in the park. Please review the Saguaro Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Saguaro.

Where are Saguaro National Park’s visitor centers?

Rincon Mountain District – Open Year Around

Red Hills Tucson Mountain District – Open Year Around

Land Acknowledgments for Saguaro National Park

The National Park known as Saguaro National Park sits on O’odham, Tohono O’odham (Papago), Sobaipuri, and Hohokam land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

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