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Rincon Mountain Visitor Center

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Address: 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Saguaro National Park, AZ 85730-5601
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+1 520 733 5153
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The eastern section of Saguaro National Park.

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Busy trails on the Weekend

My husband and I explored the east district of Saguaro National Park. We found the trails well trodden. There are many hiking trails in this area, with numerous trail heads; so it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bayfield, Canada
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Bayfield, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I explored the east district of Saguaro National Park. We found the trails well trodden. There are many hiking trails in this area, with numerous trail heads; so it is helpful to get detailed maps from the visitor center. There are many habitats and elevations to explore in this park. We chose some grassland trails, since we... More 

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Edmonton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just gives you a sense of what the area was like before development. Every cactus you'd want to see with good look-out points. Not the height of excitement but a nice little break if you're tired of the highway. Keep on the Spanish Trail and go into Tucson and eat at Viro's Bakery Cafe.

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New Carlisle, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rincon Mountain Visitor Center is welcoming, educational, and the park employees are very helpful. Saguaro National Park is stunning!

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Thank Fran1952
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Saguaro so we went out of our way and headed to Saguaro National Park and stopped at the Rincon Visitors Center. It's a basic visitors center but had lots of information, maps and sourvenirs. We had a great day going through the park.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely little center with friendly, helpful staff; nice desert exhibits; a film about the park; a huge window with an awesome close-up view of saguaros; a gift shop; and modern, clean restrooms. I find it a great place to stop with my visitors before entering the park because we can pick up maps and information on daily... More 

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Eagan, Mn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

The rangers and volunteers at this park are wonderful and very informative. Be sure to get the maps and lists of events for each day at the park. The gift shop here has some good books and other items.

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Branchville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We've been to a lot of National Parks and this one was impressive. Not only the sites to see, but the facilities and roads as well. This park is definitely taken care of. The sheer amount of cacti within the park is staggering and unexpected. We really enjoyed everything about this park.

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Tucson Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We usually just drive into the Park and out, without stopping at the Visitor Center. However, on 2/14, we had more time, so decided to stop in. We had not visited since their last remodeling, and were a bit disappointed. Before, this Visitor Center was very welcoming. Now, it looks like a Gift Shop more than a Visitor Center. Lots... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Their is a east and west side to the park, two different entrances. The park was very easy to get around with plenty of parking. There are both easy and more advanced hikes to choose from, some really easy paced hikes also. You will not be disappointed!

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Appleby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The visitor centre is very welcoming and the staff are extremely helpful. There is a driving loop on paved roads with plenty of places to pull in or leave the car and do a short walk. There are spectacular views over to the mountains and the desert habitat is particularly interesting to those of us from wetter climates. The short... More 

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