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Secrets Of Saguaro National Park

The name doesn't say it all: Arizona's premier cactus preserve conceals a cool mountain escape.

Plan It
Map and Guide
Grab Trails Illustrated #237 Saguaro National Park ($12, natgeomaps.com) and Saguaro National Park and Santa Catalina Mountains, by Bruce Grubbs ($15, falcon.com).

Season

Year-round (expect snow up high in winter, hot temps down low in summer).

Permits
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).

The Way
In Tucson, take East Speedway Boulevard 17.5 miles to the trailhead.

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