|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – September 2008
The name doesn't say it all: Arizona's premier cactus preserve conceals a cool mountain escape.
Year-round (expect snow up high in winter, hot temps down low in summer).
Required ($6/night); available first come, first served at the visitor center, or reserve up to two months in advance (520-733-5153; nps.gov/sagu).
In Tucson, take East Speedway Boulevard 17.5 miles to the trailhead.