Bajada Loop Drive

Tucson, Arizona

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This scenic drive starts at the Red Hills Visitor Center and winds through the foothills of the Tucson Mountains, passing though a fine saguaro forest. The drive is about 9 miles, including 3 miles of paved road and 6 miles of graded dirt road, portions of which are one-way. The dirt road is normally passable to all vehicles. There are two picnic areas, a nature trail, and several other short trails that are accessible from the scenic drive. In order to fully appreciate the Sonoran Desert, the drive is best done in the cooler weather of fall, winter, or early spring. If you do the drive in the summer, plan to do it early in the morning.

Bajada Loop Drive Professional Review and Guide

"This scenic drive starts at the Red Hills Visitor Center and winds through the foothills of the Tucson Mountains, passing though a fine saguaro forest. The drive is about 9 miles, including 3 miles of paved road and 6 miles of graded dirt road, portions of which are one-way. The dirt road is normally passable to all vehicles.

There are two picnic areas, a nature trail, and several other short trails that are accessible from the scenic drive. In order to fully appreciate the Sonoran Desert, the drive is best done in the cooler weather of fall, winter, or early spring. If you do the drive in the summer, plan to do it early in the morning."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Tucson
Distance: 9
Local Contacts: Saguaro National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Bajada Loop Drive

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