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Jacob's Review:
   The cactus are so cool! I took a picture with my Dad ´hugging´ the Cactus (we weren´t really touching them - but it looks like it!) I saw a Havalina Mom with her baby Havalinas!


Dad's Notes:
   Hiking trails, visitor center/museum, a beautiful scenic drive through gates pass, picnic areas, petroglyphs, interpretive trails and more kinds of cacti than you knew existed! There are also special events and the always free guided nature walks. Water not readily available - bring twice as much as you think you will need (recommend a gallon per person - it is the desert).

   Start by browsing the visitor center/museum - there is a video and the Forest Rangers can give you maps and tips where to go. Go to the Signal Hill picnic area for a short trail that leads up to the petroglyphs! There are petroglyphs all over the park - but these are easily marked and accessable.

   An amazing day is sure to be had by a stop at this amazing example of desert at it´s most breathtaking. Hundreds of kinds of cacti and plants, abundant wildlife, amazing Saguaros - all wild in the craggy mountains on the close edge of Tucson!




Address:

Admission (subject to change):
Free
Camping: Free

Phone Numbers:
520.733.5158

Hours(subject to change):
Park: 7a - Sunset
Visitor Center: 8:30a - 5p
Closed Christmas day

www.nps.gov/sagu

Drive Directions:
From Tucson: 20 min
From SV: 1hr, 30 min
I-10 exit speedway (w) under the highway. The road changes name to Gates Pass (get ready for a beautiful drive!) 4 miles over pass then right on Kinney 3 mi to entrance on right

Hug a Cactus!
   


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