Tucson By Choice!: Saguaro National Park West: Monsoon Season Sunset

Saguaro National Park West: Monsoon Season Sunset

Sunset in Saguaro National Park West, by Mike in Tucson

Trail in Saguaro National Park West, photo by Mike in TucsonSaguaro National Park (west) is one of my favorite haunts, especially during the monsoon season at the end of the day.  Kinney Road cuts through the southern end of park from east to west.  Where it passes through Tucson Mountain Park and Saguaro National Park (west,) there are many parking areas along the roadside.  Tourist and native alike can stop and admire the spectacular landscape. 

Bring a camera! 

The saguaro forest is very dense in places, and the park has miles of trails.  King Canyon Trail is one of my favorites.  Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's, it climbs from the trailhead on Kinney Road to connect with the Hugh Norris Trail, topping out on the summit of Wasson Peak, the highest point in the Tucson Mountains.

Petroglyphs, rock carvings by the ancient Hohokam Indians, line the canyon walls in places along the King Canyon Trail. 

Put a visit to Saguaro National Park (west) on your "must do" list!

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Comment balloon 21 commentsMike Jones • July 29 2009 06:39AM

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WOW!  That is absolutely beautiful!  Mike ... you now have me scrimping on doggie treats so I can drop a few extra coins in the Trip to Tuscon" fund!  LOL  But I promise I won't tell the dogs who keeps inspiring me to 'minimize' the treat budget.  LOL

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) about 9 years ago

Mike,

"Bring a camera! "

The advice is almost as good as the photo.

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) about 9 years ago

Mike - You have some great sunsets. We can't compete in the east.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) about 9 years ago

Mike, I always enjoy your pictures of the stark and vivid beauty of the desert! Great work!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Mike,

It appears to me that you have a great love of all of Gods creation and are always willing to share it with the rest of us.  Again I thank you.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 9 years ago

Don,

That I do.  You're welcome!

Russell,

I appreciate the encouraging words; thanks for commenting!

Larry,

Of course, it's not going to be 108 back there today, either.  LOL

Bill,

It's good to see you.

Carol,

I won't tell if you don't.  :)  Thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 9 years ago

Hi Mike

Saquaro Park is a great place for photograph.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

 

 

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Hi Mike,

Wow! What a great photo! Very serene! Like a desert escape! Always afraid about getting poked by a cactus though! Haha! Just kidding! Have a good one!

:)

Matt

Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) about 9 years ago

Matt,

We don't walk backwards in the desert!  LOL

Lou,

Boy, it sure is!  Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 9 years ago

I don't need a camera I have you talking all the photos I need. Thanks for another beautiful photo f your area.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 9 years ago

Hi Mike,

Your spectacular photos continue to amaze me. And THANK YOU so much for taking your busy time out of your day to follow up with a phone call, you are one very special person!

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) about 9 years ago

Terry,

Glad to be of service!  LOL

Lynda,

I'm glad to help; you're welcome!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 9 years ago

 Great post and description of the area.I would like to visit it during the monsoon season some day. I miss the monsoons in India.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 9 years ago

Hi there Little Brother!

Just a quick comment on your latest photos....they are incredible! I look forward to this wonderful blog with the photos. The blog and photos take me on a mini vacation to Arizona! Maybe it is time to come visit!

Smiles, Sis

 

Posted by Nancy Ellen Thompson about 9 years ago

Gita,

You would love it, I'm sure.  The monsoons last into the first week of September, so you still have a chance this summer!

Nan,

Thanks for commenting; it would be great to have you and Dick visit!  :)

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 9 years ago

Put a visit to Saguaro National Park (west) on your "must do" list!

Hmm.  I just might make that our next road trip!

Posted by Bruce Brockmeier, Coached By Crouch (Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS®) about 9 years ago

Bruce,

You'll be in our back yard when you do.  Make sure you call.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 9 years ago

WOW... is that a spectacular photo or what?  Excellent shot, Mike!

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) about 9 years ago

Jesse,

Even at O-Dark-30, I'll take that as a compliment!  LOL  Thanks for the encouragement!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 9 years ago

this is an an amazing shot, if you don't belong to the flic'r sunsets group, you should, you'd be a super star!

Posted by Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives (First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty) about 9 years ago

Awesome shot, Mike!  What a wonderful sunset!

Posted by Mike Hendren (Mike Hendren Photography) about 9 years ago

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