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Cactus Garden Trail

Saguaro West, Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743
+1 520-733-5158
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Great for a run!

I try to go for a run at nearly every national Park I visit, and this was an interesting, wide... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Brenna R
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Lovely

Great pictures available with the morning sun. Every turn offers a different view. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
TAMAN1951
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Hiking trail near the visitor center in Saguaro West.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Saguaro West, Saguaro National Park, AZ 85743
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I try to go for a run at nearly every national Park I visit, and this was an interesting, wide, mostly flat trail. It provided a great trail for running. We went on a pretty nice day, though it was still a little bit hot....More

Thank Brenna R
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great pictures available with the morning sun. Every turn offers a different view. Definitely worth the few hours to enjoy this treasure. Very quiet ant peaceful. Take the time and enjoy nature.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This garden is speciaaly made for the less able to get close up to the cacti. Easy to read information boards. Lots of different cacti to be seen.

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The Cactus Garden Trail is a short, paved accessible nature trail located just in front of the Visitor Center at Saguaro West that is often confused with other trails such as the similarly named Cactus Forest Trail which is in the East District or the...More

3  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 1 August 2015

A short hike through various types of cactus, well worth taking the walk. Just off from the visitors center.

Thank Quasarphoto
Reviewed 14 December 2014

The cacti are identified and the trail is accessible. If you have the opportunity to do this with a ranger or interpretive volunteer, go! They can add a lot to your knowledge. Watch for young saguaro sprouting under taller plants like mesquite or palo verde.

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 31 December 2012

Easy walking trail, fun to see the Saguaro and other plant species up close. A good place to start in the park after the Visitor Center. Saw lots of birds in this area including cactus wren ducking into their homes in the Saguaro. Would probably...More

1  Thank sunflowermary
Reviewed 6 April 2012

I visited the site as part of a flash photography workshop. The group had to shoot saguaros at sunset. In broad daylight the place looks good, but it turns spectacular at sunset. I have joined a photo to demonstrate. I enjoyed it. It is also...More

2  Thank Rene B
Reviewed 22 March 2008

The Adventures of the Two Wise Ones www.twowiseones.com I think that whomever submitted this "Thing To Do" made a mistake. The Cactus Garden Trail is behind the Visitor Center and is just okay. It's a short nice little walk to do. The REALLY GOOD one...More

3  Thank twowiseones
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