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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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Great Hiking and Nature Watching

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2014
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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We drove here via the Gates Pass… which is a truly spectacular road with some awesome views. What a awesome desert campground. We like to relax in the desert and soak up the sun. You can also hike up Brown Mountain for a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. Hiking up the King Canyon – a dried watershed… you... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Growing up in NY and living in Kansas visiting Arizona for the first time was one big mountain. Visiting my cousin in Tucson and going up the mountain was spectacular It was interesting to learn from my cousin what to expect with regards to vegetation growing on the desert mountain. At the base there are lots of cactus – they... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Tucson Mt. Park is a wonderful and scenic park located on both ends of Tucson. I enjoyed the beauty of the desert and the majestic saguaro cacti. In particular, I recommend the drive through the western park from St. Mary's Rd. Terrific views and amazing desert forest.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We went early in the am while the air was still a bit cool. The views and the cactus were really pretty! The cactus blooms were amazing to see! The trails are easy to follow and hike on. Make sure you wear your sunscreen and have water and your camera! My friend and I enjoyed this hike a lot!

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This review encompasses both Tucson Mt Park and Saguaro National Park (west); they are adjacent. We spent a delightful afternoon sightseeing in the parks, with a stop at the NPS visitor center to see the exhibits there. In April, when we visited, many cacti, including the extraordinary saguaro, are in bloom. We stopped repeatedly at road pulloffs to take pictures... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A great place to explore when the weather is nice. Miles of trails to explore. Keep an eye out for reptiles, because they are all over. Great place to take photos when the wildflowers and cactus are in bloom. Make sure to give the bicycle riders some room on the narrow roads through the park.

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You must have water, a hat, sunglasses and good hiking shoes. the trail is flat but very rocky. Take a camera for the sites along the way. chipmunks, wonderful Saquaro that you can touch. Jumping Chola got into my leg. Some people mountain bike it but be careful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Tucson Mountain Park is spectacular from the road because of the dramatic terrain and the huge number of cacti, but because it's a public park without any gates or fees, it also has quite a lot of graffiti, broken glass, and other signs of misuse. It's worth a visit, particularly if you're on your way to or from the Desert... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Lots of easy to follow trails within the park. Best to hike early in the day as it's less crowded and cool!

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