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Tucson Mountain Park

Address: 8451 West McCain Loop, Tucson, AZ 85735
Phone Number: (520) 724-9999
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Ranked #13 of 122 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor activities.
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Type: Forests, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor activities.
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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 NEW

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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high springs fl
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Nature in its finest- Each of the catus there represent a difference in style and stature. If you look closely it is like a family of different tribes all standing for time and a part of history . The mountains surround them- shielding them from strangers and feeding them the energy to continue their journies into time. All types of... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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162 reviews 162 reviews
75 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Although Tucson is surrounded by lovely desert, this is an exceptionally nice way to get into it. There are nice trails and it's just lovely driving through the area.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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68 reviews 68 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
71 helpful votes 71 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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