Saguaro National Park

 

The saguaro cactus dominate the landscape to the east and west of Tucson, where the Saguaro National Park (http://www.nps.gov/sagu) preserves the natural habitat of these stately denizens of the Sonoran desert.  Located 30 miles apart, the two districts encompass over 91,000 acres.  The west district includes a portion of the Tucson Mountains; the east is in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains where one can walk through a desert garden and, perhaps, see a rattlesnake or two.

 

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