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On the way to Old Tucson Studios we drove through about the biggest
Saguaro Cactus forest I’ve ever seen.
Turns out we’re in Saguaro National Park.

Old Tucson

Quite a sight for us Northerners. We have castus in Alberta – a few varieties – notably Prickly Pear – but these Saguaro are a novelty to us.

Old Tucson saguaro cactus forest 2

Old Tucson saguaro cactus forest 3

Below: Rest point.

Old Tucson rest point

Below: looking back – Tucson in the distance.

Old Tucson - Tuscon in the distance

Below: rest point 2.

Old Tucson rest stop

Just another Arizona vista.

Old Tucson the view

Old Tucson moving along

Below: looking ahead – Old Tucson Studios in the distance.

Old Tucson - Old Tuscon Studios in the distance

Below: coming in

Old Tucson Studios coming in

Arriving …

Old Tucson entering

At the Entrance – Gift Shop

Old Tucson Gift Shop


Old Tucson entrance

Next: Inside Old Tucson Studios

7 thoughts on “Arizona Holiday continued … Old Tucson Studios: Part 1

  1. Those cactus are so straight! Each one, perfectly at attention. Interesting. We saw saguaro in Arizona, but they didn’t look like that. They had branches. Maybe those were just very young?

    1. jcalberta says:

      Seems they can take many different shapes. ?? And some are gigantic.

      1. I did see some absolutely HUGE ones in the desert outside of Phoenix.

  2. Rick says:

    The Saguaro are beautiful plants. They dominate the landscape.

    1. jcalberta says:

      Hard to believe a plant can get that big in the desert.

  3. Yep, I’ve seen those mighty tall bandits from the side of the road like this. I can let my imagination run wild at sunset when it’s dark and they are silhouetted. I swear their arms move 😉

    1. jcalberta says:

      Well they definitely are part of the Western mystique and icons of Arizona. Love ’em.

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