Saguaro National Park Travel Guide

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Saguaro National Park Overview

Near Tucson, Arizona, this National Park is divided into two sections, approximately 20 miles east and 15 miles west of the center of town. Both have visitor centers and are easily reached by car.
The park gets its name from the Saguaro Cactus which is native to the region. Many other kinds of cactus, including barrel cactus, cholla cactus, and prickly pear, are also abundant in the park.
The park was established as Saguaro National Monument on March 1, 1933, and changed to a national park on October 14, 1994.
Facilities in the park include 150 miles (240 km) of well marked and maintained hiking trails, and shorter walking trails with interpretative information available. Hiking is not advisable during the hot summer months.

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