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Last Update : 2008/6/20
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Saguaro West
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Location: Arizona, USA South West

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Park Summary
Park Rating
Rating : 3.25  (4 votes)
Rating : 3.5  (4 votes)
Physical Demand
Rating : 2.5  (4 votes)
Family Activity
Rating : 3.5  (4 votes)
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Park Geography

Nearby City(Definition of Driving Distance and Time)
City, StateDistanceDrive Time
Phoenix, AZ110 miles1:43
Los Angeles, CA485 miles7:12
Albuquerque, NM496 miles6:50
Las Vegas, NV507 miles7:50
Salt Lake City, UT927 miles13:42
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Mesa Verde497 miles9:30
Natural Bridges509 miles8:35
Zion509 miles8:21
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Arches560 miles10:45
Channel Islands562 miles7:48
Canyonlands590 miles11:15
Big Bend620 miles10:37
Black Canyon Gunnison659 miles12:17
Death Valley680 miles12:15
Great Sand Dunes682 miles12:42
Colorado683 miles11:29
Great Basin684 miles12:45
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Capitol Reef746 miles12:34
Capulin Volcano767 miles10:40
Dinosaur769 miles13:29
Yosemite773 miles13:29
Florissant Fossil Beds879 miles14:14
Rocky Mountain1012 miles14:30
Fossil Butte1051 miles15:51
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Grand Teton1193 miles20:07
Crater Lake1194 miles16:54
Hot Springs1238 miles18:54
Yellowstone1278 miles19:50
Wind Cave1295 miles19:35
Jewel Cave1300 miles19:54
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Weather Forecast
Monthly AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature (ºF)525559667484878581715952
High Temperature (ºF)6468738190100999794847365
Low Temperature (ºF)394144515868747267574539
Precipitation (inches)
Snowfall (inches)
Rainy Days5442221095335
Activity Suggestion
This national park is everything about cactus and desert view. There is not much else to see or to do here. We have only been to the west side of the park but the park ranger told us that the east is similar to the west.

The park is adjacent to Tucson and is close to Phoenix. Visit if you happen to be around or if you are very interested in cactus and desert. You won't see anything else.

I can't imagine anyone would hike in summer days. Driving should be a wiser choice. On the park loop you have opportunity to see a forest of huge Saguaro cacti and enjoy the southwest desert atmosphere.

Choose either one of the park area and spend probably 2 to 4 hours. The visitor center has nice exhibition and slide show that shouldn't be missed.
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