628-5798, off AZ Hwy. 77 (Oracle Rd.) just north of Tucson. Daily fee $6/car, 5 a.m.–10 p.m. Visitor center 7 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Camping $15–$20. Allow 2–4 hours.Stop at Ranger station before entering the park to pick up field information on the plants and animals living here. Excellent trail system. Romero Trail follows a wash and running creek—usually a good site for viewing an assortment of plants.
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the cactus views are spectacular
hiking options are not as great as one would like, but excellent place for short hikes and views. the cacti are similar to each other but vary dramatically in size and the experience of walking...
Oro Valley 3 mile round trip walk from Parking lot east along the Canyon del Oro creek/river bottom. This wash runs heavy after snow melt from the Catalina mountains and can run moderate during...
Terrific place for desert hiking and camping
I visited multiple times in March and April and found the trails to be wonderful. A friend camped with RV and enjoyed those facilities. I really enjoyed the Sutherland trail which I took twice. The...