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Nacapule Canyon

Address: San Carlos, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in San Carlos
Type: Canyons, Outdoors
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Type: Canyons, Outdoors
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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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
24 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Lordsburg, New Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Beautiful canyon with lots of interesting vegetation. At points we felt like we were traipsing through the jungle. The trails are pretty rough, if you are not an outdoor/adventurer type you will not feel comfortable making through the entire canyon. The trail is often hard to follow. Nonetheless, most people could get a feel for the overall environment on a... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Nacapule Canyon is a lovely hike just outside of San Carlos and they just installed a short, but fast zip line. Great for the kids and adults!

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is a nice little hike back into a canyon oasis. Palm trees and transient water pools make this a fun place to explore out in the desert.

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Sedona, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

After seeing a friend's photos of this area, I added it to my list of "must see" places when we make our annual trek to San Carlos. The road is well marked so the canyon is easy to find, and the grounds, including picnic areas and restrooms, are well maintained by a couple of environmental groups. The path is an... More 

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Sonora, Mexico
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Nacapule Canyon is an experience not to be missed, by hikers, and nature lovers alike. As you venture into this captivating landscape, it feels like you are taking a step back in time. It is quiet, and the air smells sugary and sweet, As you make your way up this immense canyon, you encounter large boulders, with beautiful natural rock... More 

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