Tucson Mountain Park

Tucson Mountain Park is often overshadowed by neighboring Saguaro National Park. However, it’s a significant and impressive local park that shows off some of the Sonoran Desert’s most impressive scenery and diversity. At roughly 20,000 acres, the park is one of the largest locally managed parks in the entire United States. Landscapes of large mountains, saguaro cactus, cholla cactus, ocotillo, and much more make up some easily accessible and absorbing desert scenery. There are scenic viewpoints along the roadside to enjoy views, such as at Gates Pass, or plenty of hiking trails that allow people to get out and explore the mountains. Directly to its north, the park borders the western block of Saguaro National Park.