Parks in southern Arizona
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Feb 3, 2013 8:44 PM Last Post By: FlagStuff
Feb 2, 2013 7:32 PM
Parks in southern ArizonaHi All
My memory has failed me. I seem to recall reading/hearing about a park - not sure if its a national park, monument, state or what - in southern Arizona that is only open in winter. Can anybody shed some light on this? Keen to go. Apparently it is too hot in summer.
Is my recollection faulty?
Feb 2, 2013 10:03 PM
Feb 3, 2013 2:45 AM
Feb 3, 2013 8:36 AM
3I've seen reports that Picacho State Park is closed in summer, but it is not clear that that is or ever was true.
Feb 3, 2013 8:58 AM
Feb 3, 2013 9:31 AM
5You're "keen to go" to a park who's name you don't know, location you're only vaguely aware of, and about which the only information you can provide is "might be closed in summer"? Why so keen? What's the interest?
Frankly, it doesn't matter if any of the designated "parks" officially close in summer - most would be mightily unpleasant and they might as well be closed that time of year. There are many national, state, and county parks in Southern Arizona, and millions of acres of federal lands with wonderful scenery. Most are hot in summer, some higher elevation areas would be quite pleasant. Maybe some additional information could narrow things down a bit.
Feb 3, 2013 1:50 PM
6thanks guys I know it was vague but it was something that nagged at me - I've been searching too i think it was in guide book, I'll keep looking.Maybe it was that ranger walks/tours are only conducted in winter. I'm keen because seems a good opportunity to really get out into desert (sonoran I think) without the discomfort/danger
Feb 3, 2013 8:44 PM
7Well if that's all yer after, just pick a nice week in winter or spring and fly down to Tucson...hit up Saguaro National Park, Sabino Canyon, Tucson Mountain Park, or any of the foothills trails outside the city in Coronado National Forest. Gorgeous desert mountain scenery, cactus forests, the unique and surprisingly abundant greenery of the Sonoran desert all await you.
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