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Saguaro West, also known as the Tucson Mountain District, encompasses a wide variety of Sonoran Desert life against the backdrop of the rugged Tucson

Mountains, rising as high as 5,000 feet above sea level. In Saguaro West, lowland communities of desert scrub -- where the Saguaro appears in exceptionally fine stands -- and desert grasslands occur.

 

Saguaro East, also called Rincon Mountain District, encompasses an aging saguaro forest at the foot of the majestic Rincon Mountains, as well as an exceptional variety of other desert plant communities. The park is open daily.