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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: Hiking, Driving
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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Sonoran desert majesty minutes from downtown Tucson

Just 15 minutes by car from downtown Tucson, this park is the gateway to Saguaro National Park West. It features one of the most breathtaking drives in Tucson - the precipitous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Just 15 minutes by car from downtown Tucson, this park is the gateway to Saguaro National Park West. It features one of the most breathtaking drives in Tucson - the precipitous Gates Pass, reached at the western end of Speedway. Be ready for a steep drop and keep you eyes open! Tucson Mountain Park is a must-see for visitors to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Tucson Mountain Park is great for Hiking, Biking, views, and Nature. There are trails for new, moderate, and advanced hikers and bikers. There are campgrounds and picnic areas that include restrooms and water. Moreover, the Old Tucson Studios is an attraction where many movies have been made, Tucson's largest attraction. The park has many areas to park, and they... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Breathtaking views! This park is great place to drive through or to stop for lunch. So close to the city, but it feels like you are in the middle of wilderness

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chicago, il
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Nice transition from Tucson up to gates pass. You enter the area after up pass the desert museum or the wild live museum depending which way you come.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

there is some breathing scenery in the park. the park rangers were so king, friendly and knowledgeable.

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Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

One feels away from civilization here. Awesome Saguaro cactus, desert foliage, mountain views, interesting rock formations. Good place for a quiet picnic.

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

beautiful scenery. I take everyone for out of town here. It is a hit for ever, every time. So much so that I bought property as close to the park as I could, and built my dream home.

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SW Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We liked everything about the park within a park. All the plants were easy access and it is a great place for photography. The park was in bloom, and that was a bonus.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

For us, first-timer this was an eye-opening stop on our way further south and east. It had easy access, safe walking paths. it was very tempting to take pictures of everything!

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

What a beautiful place this time of year. Many cacti were blooming and the birds that we did see were such fun. There are all levels of trails and although some of the trails are a bit poorly marked, you would be hard pressed to get lost with the good map that you are provided with at the ranger station.... More 

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