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Tucson Mountain Park

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Address: 8451 West McCain Loop, Tucson, AZ 85735
Phone Number: (520) 724-9999
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Activities: Driving, Hiking
Description: A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor...
A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor activities.
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Very nice park, good hiking and view points

We visited Tucson on 1/9 to 1/12/15, primarily to hike the Saguaro NP. We passed through TMP several times on our way to SNP west. The viewpoint at the top of Gates Pass is worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Hurricane, Utah
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Hurricane, Utah
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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Tucson on 1/9 to 1/12/15, primarily to hike the Saguaro NP. We passed through TMP several times on our way to SNP west. The viewpoint at the top of Gates Pass is worth stiopping for and I'd recommend the short hike up to an old stone building (nice view). We did a bit of hiking off of Gates... More 

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Kogarah, Australia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
72 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Last trip of the day back to downtown Tucson. Easy drive very picturesque park - incredible cactus with great vistas and many options for turnoffs for picture taking.

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Baker City, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

There's always a new trail or a different time of day or season to experience this preserve. It would be great to hike one of the longer routes, but there are also a number of moderate loop routes that are less than 3 miles. Pack water, don't count on restrooms (except in campgrounds or Park Headquarters), and consider packing a... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a great park on the west side of Tucson but still close enough to be downtown in 25 minutes. There are great trails and scenery. There is also Gilbert Ray Campground, an excellent alternative to overcrowded RV Parks. There is a 7 day limit though. The park borders the western section of Saguaro National Park. My ONLY dig... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very close to our resort, there were plenty of trails to explore and a map right on the resort road.

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Erie, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This park is spectacular. I checked the website before we embarked on the 25 mile drive to make sure dogs were allowed. I could not find anything stating that they were not. Maybe I missed some small print or an obscure notice. I did look for rules, regulations etc., and found nothing indicating dogs are not allowed. We would have... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Our house backed up to the trail into this park, so we hiked around 35 miles over a week. Nice trails, beautiful scenery.

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cherry hill, nj
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170 reviews 170 reviews
49 attraction reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Beautiful topography and geology with some nice CCC work done in local stone. The absolutely perfect sunset spot!

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is a beautiful 'doable' hike and during our hike today, we saw only 4 other people, 3 mountain bikers and a runner. We feel very lucky to live close enough to enjoy this great park.

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San Francisco, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Drove through this very picturesque park, with incredible cactus, and good roads. many turnoffs with picnic grounds, and picture spots.

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