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Cactus Forest Drive Pictures

Saguaro National Park East Entrance Station Photo
© Jim Roth

The entrance station at Saguaro National Park East is the start of the Cactus Forest Drive. You can see the over 8000 ft Rincon Mountains rising in the background.

Cactus Forest Drive in Saguaro National Park East Photo
© Jim Roth

This view is to the Northeast. This is a fun road for touring on a motorcycle or a bicycle.

Cactus Forest Drive Photo Saguaro National Park
© Jim Roth

Around mile 4 the road has climbed up the side of a small hill that give great views of the park.

Start of Cactus Forest Drive in Saguaro National Park East
© Jim Roth

The Cactus Forest Drive is one way and immediately starts heading North toward the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Rincon Mountains in Saguaro National Park East Picture
© Jim Roth

The above picture is of the Rincon Mountains which rise to over 8000 feet in Saguaro National Park East.

Cactus Forest Drive in Saguaro National Park Photo
© Jim Roth

As you can see this road is very relaxing and you get to experience first hand a variety of Sonoran Desert plant life. There is animal life but it is usually active at night when the park is closed. The Cactus Loop Drive closes at sunset daily.

 

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