Saguaro National Park Photo Gallery

 
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Saguaro National Park encompases 91,000 acres of Arizona's cactus-filled desert landscape—and nearly 58,000 acres of the park falls within the Saguaro Wilderness Area.  
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Hikers can traverse 165 miles of trails within Saguaro's expansive landscape where they can see countless examples of the Giant Saguaro, which only grow in this region of the United States.  
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These iconic southwest desert can reach heights of up to 50 feet.  
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The Rincon Mountain District starts off in the Sonoran Desert as dry shrubby terrain then and gradually transforms into a mountainous coniferous forest.  
Credit: Joshua Boles/National Park Service 
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Yes, it snows in the desert. About once or twice a winter, when temps dip below freezing. Nighttime temperatures can drop as much s 30 degrees.  
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Mountain lions are an elusive but dangerous inhabitant in Sagurao. They have been known to jump 20 feet in the air and kill predators larger then themselves.  
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Saguaro was originally designated a national monument in 1933; the cacti-covered wilderness didn't receive national park status until 1994.  
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Two ranges loom in Saguaro—the Tucson Mountains in the west, and the Rincon Mountains in the east.  
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The saguaro reigns supreme, but more than 50 varieties of cacti can be found throughout the park.  
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The best way to witness the stunning sunsets and sunrises? Camping in Saguaro. While there is no drive-in camping, the Rincon Mountain Wilderness boasts six campground areas accessible to backpackers.  
Credit: Joshua Boles/National Park Service 
 

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