From magnificent forests of saguaro cactus on the desert hills to tall stands of fir and pine on the nearby sky island mountain ranges, an astonishing variety of terrain makes the Tucson area a recreational and natural wonderland. A FalconGuide to Saguaro National Park and the Santa Catalina Mountains guides you to the best trails for walking, hiking, and horseback riding; great campgrounds; unforgettable scenic drives; and fascinating attractions in Tucson itself. Look inside to find: detailed maps and trail descriptions accurate directions from major access pointsinformation on local hazards and safety precautions
This guide covers the extensive trail networks within the Tucson Mountain and Rincon Mountain units of Saguaro National Park, along with the Pusch Ridge Wilderness and the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado National Forest. Camping, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, rock climbing, and mountain biking are also covered.
Bruce Grubbs is an avid camper, backpacker, hiker, mountain biker, and cross-country skier who has been exploring the American desert for over thirty years. A professional outdoor writer and photographer, he has written nine previous FalconGuides, including Hiking Arizona. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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