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Located in southern Arizona, Saguaro National Park covers an area of 91,116.04 acres, with a further 71,400 acres as designated wilderness. The majority of the park’s land is divided into two main regions - the Tucson Mountain District and the Rincon Mountain District.

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Famous for its giant saguaro cactus, the Saguaro National Park is also home to a wide variety of other flora, including oak woodland, pine forests, and mixed conifer forest.

A large number of wildlife also call the park home, with just some of these being javelina (or skunk pigs), cougars, coyotes, bobcats, black-tailed jackrabbits, desert cottontails, white-tailed deer, desert tortoises, and diamondback rattlesnakes.

Things to Do in Saguaro National Park


The national park has more than 165 miles of hiking trails, so whether visitors choose to explore the Tucson Mountain District or the Rincon Mountain District, they’re sure to still enjoy themselves.

A large number of trails begin near the visitor center or at various other easily accessible points throughout these regions. There are also plenty of great places to park your vehicle near the trailheads and set off on-foot.

Visitors can choose anything from a short nature trail to a multi-day backcountry wilderness hike, and up-to-date maps can be found in the visitor centers.

Ranger Programs

If visitors fancy exploring the national park with an experienced ranger and learning all there is to know about their surrounds, then they’ll love the wide variety of Ranger Programs on offer year-round.

Because January through to April is Saguaro National Park’s busiest season, they’re able to offer multiple programs on a daily basis. During the summer months, however, only a few programs run each week. An up-to-date schedule of Ranger Programs can be found on the park’s website.

Cactus Forest Drive

Located in the eastern part of the Saguaro National Park, the Cactus Forest Drive is a paved loop road which will take visitors on a scenic drive past these iconic cacti for a total of 8 miles.

Guests can expect to see plenty of wildlife along the way, plus if they want to complement the tour, a guide to the natural and cultural history of the Cactus Forest Loop Drive can be purchased for $2.00 at the visitor center.

Complete a Not So Junior Ranger Workbook

Saguaro National Park offers a full color workbook at both Visitor Centers, aimed at visitors of all ages who are looking for an exciting new way to experience their surroundings.

It provides fun tasks and areas to explore within the park, as well as sections where guests can document their own findings. It’s certainly another way to pass the time here at this unique place!


There are 5 designated campgrounds within the Saguaro Wilderness Area, however a permit costing $8 is required for visitors wishing to stay overnight. These include Manning Camp, Spud Rock Spring, Happy Valley Saddle, Juniper Basin, and Douglas Spring.

The number of sites available at each campground are extremely limited, so campers will want to reserve their spot as early as possible! All campgrounds must also be hiked to, as they can’t be accessed by vehicles.

RV Parks Near Saguaro National Park

While the national park doesn’t allow RV access, there are thankfully plenty of RV-friendly parks located nearby, containing all the amenities RVers will love.

Gilbert Ray Campground is just one of these RV parks and it features 130 RV sites with individual 30-amp electrical hook-ups. Reservations are unavailable, so sites are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Water, picnic tables, modern restrooms, and an RV dumping station are also on offer. Plus, the campground is conveniently located within the Saguaro National Park surrounds.

Desert Trails RV Park is another popular example and this ‘adults-only, 40+’ option offers direct access to Saguaro National Park. It contains 230 RV sites with full hookups, along with other amenities such as a heated pool, laundry facilities, showers, restrooms, and more. Daily rates start at $29.

The Prince of Tucson RV Park is also an RV-friendly accommodation option available within the vicinity of Saguaro National Park. It features 176 full hook-up sites containing 20, 30, and 50 amp services.

Other amenities at this park include a dump station, laundry facilities, clean showers, wi-fi, and a heated swimming pool. Daily rates start at $35.77 for Good Sam members.

Saguaro National Park RV Rental

If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Arizona, there are plenty of Saguaro National Park motorhome rentals using RVshare that will get you there. These include Classes A, B, or C, as well as motorhome rentals of the travel trailer, sport utility, folding trailer, fifth wheel, or truck camper variety.

Rent an RV Near Saguaro National Park

Want to rent an RV near Saguaro National Park? You’ll find RV rentals available across all of Arizona through RVshare, including those within as little as 7 miles from the park itself.

RV Rental Prices in Saguaro National Park

RVshare offers a range of rental price options to suit every budget. Whether you’re looking for luxury RV rentals or cheap RV rentals near Saguaro National Park, you’re sure to find the RV that’s perfect for you.

Saguaro National Park RV Rental Rates

With RVshare, you can find RV rentals for your trip to Saguaro National Park starting at as little as $30 per night. The total cost of a Saguaro National Park RV rental holiday will depend on factors such as how many nights you rent it for, as well as distance traveled (when adding-on the price of gas).

Don’t forget to also factor-in the price you must pay to stay at campgrounds or RV parks. Despite this, Saguaro National Park RV vacations can still prove to be an affordable and cost-effective holiday for the whole family!

One Way RV Rental to Saguaro National Park

Did you know that some dealers on RVshare might be able to offer a one way RV rental to Saguaro National Park? This means you won’t have to worry about making a roundtrip back to drop it off again. Depending on your situation, this option can save you both time and money.

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