Size: 91,327 Acres

Year Established: 1994

Annual Visitors: 1.08 Million

Firearms Information in Saguaro National Park

Since February 22, 2010, a federal law made it legal for people who can legally own guns under federal, state, and local laws to do so in Saguaro National Park.

Before entering the park, visitor’s are responsible to know and follow all state, local, and federal laws about guns. Please know they can change at any time. Please visit the website of the Arizona State Legislature to find out if any changes have been made:

Federal law says that guns are not allowed in certain parts of the park, like federal buildings. Signs at the public entrances show where guns are not allowed. Even if you have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, you can’t do this within one of these building.

In other words, no one can carry a gun into a federal building, no matter what kind of state permit they have. In Saguaro National Park, this includes all administrative buildings, non-residential buildings, and buildings that serve the public.

Guns still can’t be used in the park, so visitors should know that too.

Hunting in Saguaro National Park

Hunting is not allowed in Saguaro National Park.

Additional Information About Saguaro National Park

The park is located in southern Arizona. It is divided into two halves, one on either side of Tucson. The park gets its name from the large saguaro cactus that thrives in the desert where it is located.

The Signal Hill Trail in the Tucson Mountain District leads to ancient Hohokam petroglyphs. Cactus Forest Drive is a circular route in the eastern Rincon Mountain District that offers spectacular desert views.

Best Time to Visit Saguaro National Park

The best time to visit Saguaro National Park is between the months of November to March.

Visitor Fees

$15.00 per person for up to 7 days

$25.00 per vehicle for up to 7 days

$20.00 per motorcycle for up to 7 days

$45.00 per Saguaro National Park Annual Pass

Visitor Centers

Rincon Mountain Visitor Center


3693 S Old Spanish Trail,
Tucson, AZ 85730

Phone Number

(520) 733-5153

Hours of Operation

Daily 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.

Red Hills Visitor Center


2700 N Kinney Rd,
Tucson, AZ 85743

Phone Number

(520) 733-5158

Hours of Operation

Daily 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.