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Saguaro National Park

Leashed dogs are welcome in specific areas of Saguaro National Park. Saguaro features two districts separated by the city of Tucson. The Park's website states that "pets are allowed only on roadways, picnic areas (except Mam-A-Gah picnic area in the Tucson Mountain District-west) and paved trails (Desert Ecology Trail & Desert Discovery Trail)." Dogs are not allowed on trails, off-road or inside visitors centers. Dog owners should keep Fido on a leash no more than six feet and should watch out for cactus spines, thorny brush, snakes, open mine shafts, scorpions, and heat stroke in their pet. Visitors can check out Saguaro National Park's website for information on dog walks in each section of the park, and step by step directions to both districts. Saguaro National Park's hours vary depending on season and section, so guests should check its website before planning their outing. Weekly passes are available. Visit Website

Or call (520) 733-5153 or email sagu_information@nps.gov for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Saguaro National Park has received a rating of 2.3 out of 5 bones by 3 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Cassandra
    May. 2, 2022
    Dogs allowed but not dog friendly

    Visiting saguaro with my doods makes me so nervous! there are obviously cacti everywhere but we also encountered a rattler on the trail. there are only 2 paved trails and they get HOT! so make sure your dog has booties.

  • Kaitlyn
    Mar. 13, 2021
    Cactus x Dogs

    I love this park and its desert beauty but bringing my pup deff gives me anxiety with all the prickly cactus everywhere...you can bring your dogs on any of the hikes but there are only 2 paved ones

  • Katie
    Dec. 27, 2019
    Cool Park But Not Really Dog Friendly

    This park was beautiful and the landscape with the cacti was awesome. The scenic drives in the different park sections were fun but there are only two hikes dogs are allowed on. They are both paved nature trails that are less than a half mile. It’s is a beautiful park but not really for dogs.

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