Friday, October 17, 2008

Giant saguaros in Pima Canyon near Tuscon

Who hasn't seen saguaro cacti in a Hollywood Western? If you think you have, you probably haven't seen real ones. Like so many things in Hollywood movies, the saguaros typically are fake. An easily accessible place to get close to living saguaros of all shapes and sizes is the Pima Canyon Trail. The trailhead is located in the northern part of Tuscon, Arizona, at the eastern end of Magee Road. The trail leads deep into the Pusch Ridge Wilderness, but it takes only modest climbing and less than a mile to pass various saguaros and other cacti.

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