Can I Drive Through Saguaro National Park in My Car?Yes, visitors can enjoy a leisurely car tour on the Cactus Forest Scenic Loop Drive. This 8-mile-long paved road passes by several trail heads, scenic vistas, and pull-outs. Before you start driving, stop by the Visitors' Center to pick up a guide to the natural and cultural history of the park. Guides are $2 each. Please note that trailers longer than 35 feet and vehicles wider than 8 feet are not allowed on Cactus Forest Drive.
What Should I Bring With Me for a Desert Hike?Hiking in the desert can be a challenge, and you'll want to be prepared no matter what time of year you visit. Make sure to wear a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes. Be sure to pack a park map, available at the Visitors' Center. Bring along a day pack filled with snacks and plenty of drinking water. A cell phone, compass, and multi-tool can be helpful. Leashed pets are allowed in designated picnic areas, parking lots and roadways, but if you plan to hike any trails, leave your pets at home.