May your time in nature, lead you to yourself…Shikoba
About the Park
Saguaro National Park near Tucson, AZ, is home to the nation’s most enormous cacti. The iconic giant Saguaro is beloved and represents the American west. Unfortunately, it is only found in a tiny portion of the country, east, and west of Tucson, AZ. The park features these giants in its natural habitat and provides scenic drives, hikes, and wildlife viewing.
Check out the view from the park!
Live it up!
Best Things to do in the Park
- Take the 6-mile drive on the Bajada Loop Drive in the West park to see the most numbers of Saguaro cacti
- To get an amazing view of a valley full of Saguaro, hike the short Valley View Overlook Trail
- Visit in late-May and June to see the white and waxy flowers bloom
- Take the 8-mile Cactus Forest Drive to see the views of the East park, which is quite different than the West park
While in Arizona, we had a great time catching up with one of John’s college roommates and his wonderful wife. We played golf at Troon North, a challenging and beautiful public course, and reminisced about our old college days. Check out our golfing video here.
Size of Park
Saguaro is pronounced ‘Sah-WAR-oh’
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