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Address: 5900 North Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ 85750
Phone Number: 520 749 2861
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Located in the Catalina Mountains and part of the Coronado National...
Located in the Catalina Mountains and part of the Coronado National Forest, this beautiful canyon offers outdoor recreation including hiking, swimming, biking and picnicking. For an overview of the area, take the narrated shuttle bus tour.
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I have hiked through this canyon. If you are for a moderate exercise and moderately distanced hike, choose this rocky trail with several small steep inclines (no incline longer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have hiked through this canyon. If you are for a moderate exercise and moderately distanced hike, choose this rocky trail with several small steep inclines (no incline longer than 3-5 minutes of moderate hiking, most are fairly short spurts). Bring adequate water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellant, and things such as hat, sunglasses, comfortable and moderate hiking or tennis shoes,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have lived in Tucson all my life, I hike it atleast once a week and still love the view. Never get tired of this place, all my out of town visitors go there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Sabino Canyon is a beautiful place for a hike but it gets VERY hot during the summer and one must take water and beware of desert threats (everything from snakes to flash floods). There is fee of $5 for parking and a shuttle that will take you to the top of the road for $8 or if you're in adequate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It's a great place to go. Lots of great scenery. The only down side is the trams that take you into the canyon only run once and hour during the week so if you get off you have to wait and hour. They run every 30 mins on the weekends.. Lots of movies and tv shows were filmed there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a pretty canyon, but I'm not sure it was better than walking around other areas of Tucson, for example the area along the road to the Desert Museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Sabino Canyon is located on the outskirts of Tuscon and is a pleasant area to visit. You are best to take a guided tour as otherwise there is a lot of walking involved with not a lot of shade. It is very open so if you do walk carry plenty of fluids. The area can be prone to flash floods... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

No first time visitor should ever miss the educational and spectacular tram ride up Sabino Canyon. The majesty of the Sonoron desert is on full display. It is especially wonderful after a rain fills the dam and spills into the creek One of the great advantages of the tram is that it makes the trip accessible for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My wife & I took the tram up the canyon, and hiked down. Exploring off the normal trails and taking wonderful pictures of the wild life. There are restrooms going down the canyon, plus if you get tired, just jump back on the tram. **Bring plenty of water for your party.**

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

On my last visit I took the tram ride up and walked down. The scenery is nice but what I didn't like was how far you had to walk to get to the trailheads, unless you pay 8 dollars for the tram. The distance of the trail does not include the distance to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great (and easy) hiking, good trails, shaded areas for rest, a very natural environment. If you're comfortable doing it, skip the tram.

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Address: 5900 North Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ 85750
Phone Number: 520 749 2861
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson

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