Paul Birmingham pic of Arizona Outdoors.
Special Programs at Tucson Mountain District (Saguaro West, 2700 N. Kinney Road):
Jan. 21 2:15 p.m. Wasson Peak Hike: 7 hours, 8 miles
This 6½- to 7- hour, 8-mile round-trip hike climbs 1,700 feet to the highest point in the Tucson Mountains. Enjoy the 360-degree view of the sunset before descending by the light of the moon. The hike is considered difficult due to elevation gains and darkness. Reservations required; 733-5158
Jan. 24 4:15 p.m. Moon Take Night, Make Day Hike: 3 hours, 2 ½ miles
Hikers on this 2½-mile, 3-hour route travel a sandy desert wash and climb a terraced hill with a gentle grade as the day transitions to night, then enjoy the sunset before returning on a road in the moonlight. This hike is mostly easy but includes a few high-stepping rocky outcroppings in the wash. Reservations required; 733-5158
Jan. 26 6:15 p.m. Moonrise Over The Mountain Outdoor talk: 45 minutes
Relax around a campfire on the Red Hills Visitor Center patio as the full moon rises above the cactus forest. Bring a lawn chair and warm clothing. No reservations required.
Special Programs offered at the Rincon Mountain District (Saguaro East):
January 10 7:00 p.m. Star Party Illustrated Program & Activity
Join park naturalists for an introduction to astronomy and a look at the desert night sky. Telescopes and binoculars will be available. Reservations required. Call 733-5153 Wheelchair accessible.
January 26 2:30 p.m. Sunset/Moonlight Hike 5 Mile Guided Hike
View the Arizona sunset from a perch high n the foothills of the Rincon Mountains, then experience the magic of a walk through the moonlit Cactus Forest. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the visitor center at (520)m733-5153.
Visitor Center Locations/Phone Numbers
Both visitor centers are open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, except Christmas Day.
Red Hills Visitor Center (Saguaro WEST) Rincon Mountain Visitor Center (Saguaro EAST)
2700 North Kinney Road 3693 South Old Spanish Trail
Tucson, AZ 85743 Tucson, AZ 85730
(520) 733-5158 (520) 733-5153