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Address: San Carlos, Mexico

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Where the Desert Meets the Sea

A very nice hike into the desert with beautiful canyons, palm trees and lush oases! Not recommended if you have problems walking on loose rocks or climbing through vegetation.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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San Carlos, Mexico
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San Carlos, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A very nice hike into the desert with beautiful canyons, palm trees and lush oases! Not recommended if you have problems walking on loose rocks or climbing through vegetation.

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Belleville, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice and safe place to go. Amazing to find an oasis like that in what is seemingly the desert. Keep walking as far as you can and it gets more exciting. What you see might depend on when you go: wet season vs. dry season. Wear shoes, not flip flops. Kids can make it no problem. Drive slow on the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a surprising combination it is, indeed. A place in the middle of the desertic area of Sonora, where millions of years ago there was an ocean over and now we get to see palm trees, and amazing caves to explore safely, taking basic precautions,of course. It was my wife and a couple of friends who went there, led by... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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148 reviews 148 reviews
43 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We visited on a Saturday morning around 10 a.m. and it appeared that the clean-up crew was just finishing up from the prior days activities. There wasn't anything doing to attract our attention, so we left. This is a very dry, desert, canyon with several palapas and several trails leading into the surrounding, rocky, mountains. Apparently, when they are ready,... More 

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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Amazing scenery all the way. We did the LONG hike which includes the first part up to the waterfall (which was dry other than water in the pools) and then took the other trail which was a long loop back to the parking lot. Luckily we followed a couple of college kids that knew their way as this trail was... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's a somewhat difficult hike unless you like to scramble over big rocks. However, it is well worth the effort.

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Tucson
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The drive out there takes you away from all the tourist areas. The scenery is beautiful and there are interesting little houses and trailer areas to look at.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

its hard to get there, i had to rent an atv but it was definitely worth it, it's beautiful especially during raining season

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Hermosillo, Mexico
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162 reviews 162 reviews
24 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We came here a little late, 11:00 am, and the place was almost empty. I recommend coming earlier,for the intense heat in the area. I never expected this hiking in this area,it was stunning and a little hard for a beginner like me. But we really enjoyed the trail.

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Prescott, AZ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

One of my favorite places to go hiking when I'm in San Carlos! My family and I have a house in SC and we still do at least one hike everytime we go here. Beautiful views, awesome climbs, can't say enough about this little paradise in the desert!

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