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Tucson Mountain Park

8451 West McCain Loop, Tucson, AZ 85735
(520) 724-9999
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Ranked #18 of 178 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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Usa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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237 reviews 237 reviews
41 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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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16 reviews 16 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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Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

These trails are fairly easy in comparison to most Tucson trails. Great way to experience the Sonoran desert. We've seen coyotes, jack rabbits, deer, cardinals, lizards, and this last time a tiger rattle snake. As always, take water, snack, first aid kit, walking sticks (for those with bad knees), hat and sensible shoes. The trails WERE well marked but unfortunately... More

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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A great area to get some hiking and nature watching in. There are several trails that can take you clear across to Gate's Pass. The wildlife is so diverse and plentiful in this area. I have seen mule deer, javalina, lynx, gila monsters, and lots of coyote and bunnies.

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