Saguaro National Park
Arizona is home to the nation's largest cacti. The giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park
Saguro is an icon of the american southwest and giant of the Sonoran Desert.
Sunrise in Saguaro National Park
Javelina Rocks on Cactus Forest Loop Drive
Sunrise on Rincon Mountains
Sunrise lighting the Rincon Mountains
Saguaro not only the largest cactus in the US, but the largest living organism in the Sororan Desert.
Saguaro cactus are the redwoods of the desert. In a single rainfall, a saguaro may soak up as much as 200 gallons of water, enough to last an entire year.
Sunset on the Saguaro Desert
Saguaro can live to be more than 150 years old, 50 feet tall, and weigh up to 8 tons.