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Red Hills Visitor Center

2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520 733 5158
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Up close with saguaros

We opted to visit Saguaro National Park West because we had read here and other places (thanks... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2016
Roswell, Georgia
Better views!

This was much better than the East! The views were better and it seemed the ride was longer because... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2016
Deborah S
Mt Pleasent, pa
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The western section of Saguaro National Park.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2700 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520 733 5158
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

We opted to visit Saguaro National Park West because we had read here and other places (thanks, previous reviewers!) that the west park was better if limited on time. I don't know how it compares to the east, but we enjoyed it. Unfortunately we got...More

10  Thank skipitgood
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This was much better than the East! The views were better and it seemed the ride was longer because I did not feel rushed. This is a 2 way road with lots of places to pull off. No one behind me with no place for...More

1  Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Made our 2nd visit to Saguaro National Park West last month during a brief stay in Tucson. The 5-mile loop road has access to some great hiking trails, plus the guide at the visitor's center helped us plan out which hikes to tackle. Definitely do...More

2  Thank Dave J
Reviewed 2 January 2016

As with most overseas visitors I was very excited at my first glimpse of a saguaro cactus. This park, however, is mind blowing. Thousands and thousands of saguaros stretching for miles. I took videos and hundreds of photos as it was a totally fascinating place...More

2  Thank BrisCaz
Reviewed 30 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 9 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 29 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 29 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
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Yoka E
17 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