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.

Where to stamp your National Parks Passport Book in Saguaro National Park?

The National Park Passport Book is the BEST and cheapest National Park souvenir. Every National Park Obsessed person should have one of these books.

If you are new to the National Parks, you can learn more about the National Parks Passport program here or jump right in by ordering:

IMPORTANT: Do NOT stamp your government-issued passport.

There are five official stamps for Saguaro National Park. Here is the list of National Park Passport Stamps you can get in Saguaro National Park:

  • Manning Cabin 8,000 Ft (Existence Unconfirmed)
  • NPS Centennial
  • Rincon Mountain District
  • Tucson Mountain District
  • Tucson Mtn. District, Az
  • Tucson, Az

Bonus Stamps

  • Image Of Eagle
  • Image Of Saguaro Cactus With 2 Arms
  • Junior Ranger

Saguaro National Park Passport Stamp Locations

Here are all the locations to find the SaguaroNational Park Passport Stamps. Not every stamp is available at every location.

  • Rincon Mountain District – Visitor Center
  • Tucson Mountain District – Red Hills Visitor Center

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