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Old 01-05-2019, 09:00 AM
 
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We're visiting that way and don't want to travel all the way to Arizona, but seeing a Saguarno is on my wife's bucket list. I've been out to Arizona a few times, I've seen plenty, so this is just for her. Thanks. Happy New Year!
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:12 AM
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Location: Aurora, CO
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Nope. Mostly Arizona and a little bit of California. The most common cactus I've seen in Colorado is prickly pear.
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Nope.

I used to live in Tucson.

It was a common sight to see the station wagon from Kansas with Mom and the kids posed for a picture in front of a Saguaro Cactus.

Try Tucson first!
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:47 AM
 
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They are limited to a small range in elevation in the desert, so Tucson, Phoenix, surrounding areas and border with California.
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:04 AM
 
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Nope. Mostly Arizona and a little bit of California. The most common cactus I've seen in Colorado is prickly pear.
Yep!

As much desert as there is in New Mexico, you don't see them there either. When you are on Interstate 10 and cross the New Mexico/Arizona border you still go a ways (I'm guessing 50 miles) before you see them. A good visit would be Saguaro National Monument which is about a half hour east of Tucson. Coming down from Interstate 17 you finally see them around Black Canyon City.
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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Not unless they were transplanted to an indoors botanical garden.
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:46 AM
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Not unless they were transplanted to an indoors botanical garden.
I seem to remember that the Denver Botanic Garden had one, but that was years ago. But climate zones as defined by the USDA are moving northward due to climate change. Give it 50 years or so and maybe baby saguaros will start showing up between Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Anyone with time to kill could just wait for the saguero to come to us here in Colorado.
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Nope. They all grow in the Sonora desert which is southern AZ and Sonora, secondly its based on elevation. They rarely grow anywhere above 3,000 ft.
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Old Today, 01:04 PM
 
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I seem to remember that the Denver Botanic Garden had one, but that was years ago. But climate zones as defined by the USDA are moving northward due to climate change. Give it 50 years or so and maybe baby saguaros will start showing up between Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Anyone with time to kill could just wait for the saguero to come to us here in Colorado.
They will not grow here since we are at too high of an elevation and winters are too cold
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Old Today, 01:06 PM
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Location: Aurora, CO
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Cacti of Colorado

I've seen about half of these. There's what I think is a tree cholla at Hudson Gardens in Littleton.
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