November 20, 2015 – Near Tucson AZ – The saguaro is that large iconic multi-armed cactus that grows primarily in Arizona. Saguaro National Park is divided into two parts, east and west of Tucson. I visited the Eastern “Rincon Mountain District” portion on my drive through. If I had time I would have visited both although the auto tour was more the thing for this trip.
The park is just a little off the main road, and is an easy side trip. I wouldn’t have wanted to pull a trailer any bigger than mine through this drive. Not many places to stop. But the number of folks out here with me made that less of an issue. I stopped a couple of places where I could take up the one long parking spot or a bit of wide road where several cars might normally have pulled over. Near the end of the drive there is a picnic area that makes for a nice stop and has a bit more parking, but there was no place to park near the visitor’s center.