NOV 23, 2007
all my travels, I can't say I ever made a trip to go see a plant, of
That is of course prior to my recent trip to the Sonoran desert. And I
sure I will ever again, for there aren't too many places in the world
travelers head to, specifically to admire flora.
Saguaro cactus is one of the most striking symbols
of the American wild west.
The Sonoran desert is the only place on the planet where they grow in
and in large numbers ... really really large numbers. Yet they are
National Park in the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona probably is the
best place to
admire the Saguaro cacti in their natural desert habitat. The park
opportunities to hike and drive among the giant cacti. The park was
National Park status only in 1994. It is divided into two separate,
parts east and west of Tucson city. The eastern part along the Rincon
range offers an excellent scenic drive and opportunity to do some back
hiking. The western part along the Tucson mountains, in my opinion, has
hikes in the Saguaro forests.
park can be covered in one day. And get your souvenirs at the park
itself, I did
not find any other gift shops between the parks and the airport.
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pictures of the Saguaro at the Saguaro National Park.