My redwoods and bristle cone pines are going to have to make room for the saguaros. I am so in awe of these spectacular plants and got a brief introduction to them by driving the 8 mile loop.
There are many turn outs and over looks along the road to get good looks at the saguaros. (Great trails too, but those will have to wait for more time).
At the top of the loop the terrain becomes more rocky. These are called the Javelina Rocks.
There are two sections of the Park just outside the city limits of Tucson. I visited the east side on my way to Interstate 10. And looking across the park to Tucson in the distance, R and J’s house is on the very far side of the city at the base of the mountains. What a marvelous place to live!