Saguaro National Park

2016 Road Trip Recap

Follow the whole road trip chronologically using the 2016 Road Trip tag or check out a few select posts along the way: Start on departure day and… Drive through Appalachia starting in Shenandoah National Park, traversing the Blue Ridge Parkway, and ending in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take in the sights and sounds of

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2016 Road Trip Statistics

Number of days on the road: 121 Number of miles driven: 13,728 (all within the United States) Number of states visited in the USA: 26 Number of World Heritage Sites we marveled at: 6 (subset of purple markers) Number of National Park System Properties we marveled at: 35 (purple markers) Number of breweries we drank

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Tucson and Saguaro National Park

May 17 – 20, 2016: Saguaro National Park was formed to protect the giant saguaro cacti. Saguaro cacti are thought to be symbol of the southwest although saguaro cacti are actually only found in the Sonoran desert of Arizona, the Mexican state of Sonora, and Whipple Mountains and Imperial County areas of California.

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