The National Park’s Junior Ranger program

Share me!The Junior Ranger program exists throughout the National Park Service. Last weekend we took Anna and Isabella to Tumac√°cori National Park. Isabella (7) enjoyed finding the different pictures along the way. She received a badge and a certificate at the end. There are other Junior Ranger programs at other … Continue reading

Saguaro National Park West – Bajada Loop Drive

Saguaro Nat'l Park West

Share me!This back road is one of our favorites, partly because it’s practically in our back yard and because it’s so indicative of the Sonoran Desert. Here in Saguaro National Park West you will be driving through a forest of giant Saguaros. And, within an easy quarter mile hike, you … Continue reading

Coronado National Forest Recreation

Share me!The Coronado National Forest is big and diverse. It includes the Santa Catalina Mountains and Mt. Lemmon. The principle activities in the forest are biking, hiking, and camping. All of the picnic areas and campgrounds on Mt. Lemmon have toilets. For camping, our favorite is Spencer Campground, located at … Continue reading

Saguaro National Park-West

Saguaro National Park Visitor Center West

Share me! About 2 miles down the road from the Desert Museum is the Saguaro National Park Visitors Center. I know this is odd, but there are two Saguaro National Parks – East & West. In between is Metropolitan Tucson. If you only have time to visit one, go West. … Continue reading