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Nacapule Canyon

Address: San Carlos, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in San Carlos
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
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Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
24 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 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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