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Tucson Mountain Park

8451 West McCain Loop, Tucson, AZ 85735
(520) 724-9999
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Ranked #18 of 177 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Forests
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Description: A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor activities.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

As with all parks in and around Tucson, the views and scenery are spectacular, especially at sunset. This one is no exception, so be sure to bring you camera. Also, bring a lot of water because you won't find any while meandering around the grounds. Also, bringing along some light snacks is a good idea because you won't find any... More

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Tucson
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went for a couple of mountain bike rides there and while there are some tough trails there are some great fast and flowing down hills.

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Tucson, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Tucson Mountain Park offers many hiking trails for all levels of fitness. From a stroll to view desert flora and fauna to a hike up to the tallest peak in the range, Wasson Peak at 4,687 ft. The trails are all well maintained so it is easy to navigate. There are many starting points and many intersecting trails so... More

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Carrollton, Missouri
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have been here many times over the years, but my most recent visit towards the end of July 2014 was very disappointing. Trash and broken glass was everywhere!! There was no trash can near the observation area and I had to really look hard to find one, which was conveniently hidden behind the entrance to the restrooms, which was... More

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chicago, il
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We happened upon the Tucson Mountain Park on our ride back from the Desert Museum. We hiked to the top, took some amazing pictures, basically just took in the sights. Definite must do!

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jacksonville, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The desert is amazing, incredible and our adventure was something to remember forever. My friends fell in love with the beauty of the desert and were amazed at the variety of plants. We were blessed with lushness and many flowering cacti from the recent rains.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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303 reviews 303 reviews
46 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was one of my stops during my action-packed short trip to Tucson this summer. It is a very nice park. The sunsets are great. Plenty of open space and wildlife. This is a place for lovers of natural beauty. It feels like you are much farther from a large urban community than you really are, which is wonderful.

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Tucson, AZ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have never driven through Gates pass with a visitor who did not gasp at the view of the pass, either on the way toward the Desert Museum, or on the return. Still one of the greatest places there is to view the specatcular Tucson sunsets.

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Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Beautiful sites and a "real western" experience. Take water. Wear closed toe shoes. Trails are many but signs are few. Don't be afraid to pull over to let faster cars go by.

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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We live next to Tucson Mountian park and we see all sorts of wildlife, And there are some great trails for Hiking, Mountian Bikes and Horses. The one problem is the county dose not have a good map.

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