Saguaro National Park

Next destination was Saguaro (pronounced suh·waa·row) National Park. You know those things most of us on the other side of country just call a “cactus”? It is a cactus but specifically, a “Saguaro cactus”. (I’m learning so much) The Park has a West and an East section (something else I didn’t know)–situated around Tucson, AZ (yet another revelation). Of course, there are Saguaro in many desert places but it was easy to see why this area was chosen for a namesake Park.

The view from the ridge at the intersection of Hugh Norris and Sendero Esperanza trails.

2 thoughts on “Saguaro National Park”

  1. We visited this park last December. Very beautiful!! You captured that beauty! 🙂
    If you have time, I recommend the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The botanical portion is amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Beth. Glad you got to go, too. These lesser-known national parks are turning out to be *so* impressive (but maybe that’s why they ARE national parks, Jessica – duh). I mean we just hear so much about Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, etc., that I think I’ve been tricked into not expecting much from all the others. But the ones I’ve seen so far are each so beautiful in their own way – at least in my opinion.
      Thanks for the museum recommendation. I will definitely add it to my list!


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