One event on January 14, 2022 at 3:45 pm
One event on January 15, 2022 at 3:30 pm
One event on January 16, 2022 at 3:45 pm
Join a National Park Service ranger at Saguaro National Park’s west district (Tucson Mountain District) and take a moonlight hike that starts off with beautiful sunsets among the Saguaros. Make sure your bring a warm jacket, fuzzy hat, gloves, and water!
All Moonlight programs require a reservation. Please call the visitor center at 520-733-5158 for your spot and for updates on the day of the scheduled program.
January. 13 2:15 p.m. Wasson Peak Hike: 7 hours, 8 miles roundtrip
This hike climbs 1,700 feet to the highest point in the Tucson Mountains. Enjoy a 360-degree view of the sunset before descending by the light of the moon. The hike is at an easy-to-moderate pace, but is considered difficult due to elevation gain and hiking after dark. Ages 12 and older. Reservations required; 733-5158
January. 14 3:45 p.m.. Moonlight Reflections Hike: 3 ½ hours, 2 ½ miles
The terrain for this hike is relatively flat and it is considered easy. It ends at an overlook at sunset and returns along a dirt road under moonlight. Ages 8 and older. Reservations required: 733-5158
January. 15 3:30 p.m. Sunset Hike Hike: 4 hours, 3 ½ miles roundtrip
This hike gains 700 feet with most of the elevation change in switchbacks near the ridgeline where hikers will watch the sunset before descending under moonlight. Ages 10 and older. Reservations required; 733-5158
January. 16 3:45 p.m. Canyon Shadows Hike: 3 hours, 2 ½ miles
This walk bridges sunset into moonlight, letting hikers experience the desert in both the glow of twilight and the light of the waxing moon. The hike is considered easy to moderate. It ascends a rocky hill with a max of 500ft of elevation gain. Ages 10 and older. Reservations required: 733-5158