The magnificent Saguaro cactus of the Sonoran Desert

The Sonoran Desert in Arizona is one of our favorite locations to visit. There is just something about the giant saguaro cactus and the other incredible plants and animals of this environment.

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IMG_3777The Saguaro National Park is unique in that it is actually in two different parts: The Tucson Mountain District and the Rincon Mountain District. One section is west of Tucson, the other is east of town. First designated as a National Monument in 1933, the monument was officially made a National Park in 1994.

Sher and I went to the Rincon Mountain District one afternoon when we were checking out some antique and art stores on the far est side of Tucson. We stopped at the Visitor Center to pick up some information brochures and a map of the park. We did not have to pay the entrance fee because we have the America the Beautiful Senior Pass.

Fish hook barrel cactus Fish hook barrel cactus

The beauty of the desert The beauty of the desert

The scenic loop drive is an 8 mile one way paved road that winds through a portion of the huge park. This will…

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