Over the past few weeks, I’ve been on a road trip across the USA with my husband, David, and my brother, Andrew. The road trip began as a 5-day journey on the I-10 from California to North Carolina, where Andrew and I are originally from and where our parents currently live.
On Day 2 of the road trip, we woke up early to drive through Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona.
I’ve explored several areas of Arizona this year and I have to say it has completely blown me away. From the Grand Canyon, to Horseshoe Bend, to Antelope Canyon, to Saguaro National Park, every new spot I’ve discovered has completely wowed me. There is so much natural beauty to be seen and explored in Arizona!
Saguaro National Park is one of those places that has to be seen to be believed. Describing it just can’t do it the same justice as standing in the park at sunrise and looking at thousands upon thousands of the nation’s largest cacti. And that’s exactly what we did!
We drove through the park around sunrise, stopping every few minutes to get out of the car and stare with our mouths gaping open at what looked like an army of cacti. I never thought that so many cactuses could exist in one place! Every single cactus is unique in its own adorable way, almost like they have different personalities.
According to the Saguaro National Park website, you can walk or bike into the park 24 hours a day (except the Tucson Mountain District and the Rincon Mountain District, which have closing hours).
The prices for entry are:
- Weekly Pass for vehicles – $15.00/vehicle
- Weekly Pass for motorcycles- $10.00/motorcycle
- Weekly Pass for individuals- $5.00/person
- Annual Pass – $35.00
Saguaro National Park fed my love of nature even further. It’s one of those places that makes you appreciate how beautiful and diverse the USA is. And how much more there is out there to explore!
I hope this post inspires you to take a drive through Saguaro National park yourself! Leave a comment down below if you have any other recommendations of National Parks I should visit in the USA.