The Saguaro National Park, east and west of Tucson, Arizona, is the home of America’s largest cactus… you guessed it: the Saguaro Cactus. This cactus only grows in the Sonoran Desert,
which covers large parts of Arizona, California and Northwestern
Mexico. It can live for up to 200 years, growing very slowly up to 40 –
60 feet (12 – 18 meters) tall and with up to 25 arms!
visiting my friend Jess Grotfeldt in Tucson during week 283, we went for
a quick drive and hike into the park to watch the quite striking desert
sunset through the silhouettes of cacti-covered hills.
pull-offs all along the road through the Saguaro National Park, where
you can park your car and follow various random footpaths into the hills
and variety of cacti. I don’t recommend wearing sandals due to all the
cacti needles just waiting to attack your toes – not even hiking
sandals, no matter how hot it is. Not recommending it, doesn’t mean I
wouldn’t do it. Because it is quite hot in that desert.
Other videos from my recent Arizona trip:
|Saguaro Cactus at Sunset
Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona