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Sabino Canyon

5900 North Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ 85750
520 749 2861
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Ranked #2 of 176 attractions in Tucson
Type: Canyons, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Located in the Catalina Mountains and part of the Coronado National Forest, this beautiful canyon offers outdoor recreation including hiking,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Tucson
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I live close by and visit many times each year. Great place to walk, hike or take the shuttle. There are beautiful views in many spots. Nice easy walks on paved roads and well maintained trails and more difficult hikes to many parts of the Catalina mountains. Can also take the shuttle up the canyon and walk back downhill.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful walks I can think of. I'm not sure anyone could walk the road through Sabino Canyon and not realize that a great and wonderful God is the only one who could create such a beautiful place. Whenever we have out of town guests visit Tucson for the 1st time, this is one of... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

In my estimation, Sabino Canyon is one of the most beautiful places in the United States. The canyon is a great place for a day trip. You can hike ,have a picnic or just enjoy the scenery. I fell in love with Tucson when I first visited the canyon 30 years ago.

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I'm a Tucson native, and this is one of my favorite places to hike. There's a tram which you can take to the trail head if you like, and hikes ranging from pretty easy (Seven Falls) to hard (Blackett's Ridge -- 1800 ft. elevation in 1.7 miles.) If you're in Tucson for 3 days or more, make this what you... More

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tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There are not many places where you can find running water in the Sonoran desert, but Sabino Canyon is a wonderful exception. Lemmon Creek starts above 8000 ft and makes Sabino Canyon a perenial favorite. Adventurous hikers can take the 18 mile loop up Bear Canyon past Seven Falls, into the Inner Basin and down to the turnaround of the... More

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Tucson
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Hard to believe the scenery when you travel through the canyon, either by hiking or riding the tram. Best time is after the rains or when the snow melts because the stream run through the canyon. Wonderful place to go especially in the early morning. Bring water because water fountains not plentiful in the canyon. Gorgeous views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

For first timers I suggest the tram ride for a quick narration of the history of the canyon and surrounding area. Then return again and again choosing a different hike each time. Good exercise and great views. A real treasure.

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burbank, ca
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

An easy way for visitors of all ages and fitness level to get an up close experience in the Sonoran Desert is to take the 45 minute tram ride that goes the full length of the paved canyon road. The ride up is an informative guided tour, and a brief stop at the top for photos. Visitors then can get... More

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As a native Tucsonan, I must say as wonderful as Sabino Canyon is, it was much nicer and more accessible before the federal government made it a fee area. I personally do not pay it. If one is willing to pay the fee, it is a lovely place to visit, especially when Sabino Creek is flowing. Unique desert retreat.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have lived in Tucson all my life (65 years) and consider Sabino Canyon almost a sacred site in Tucson. There are many hiking trails for the healthy and adventuresome. For the visitor, a tram ride up the Upper Sabino Canyon Rd. is a great way to experience this jewel of Tucson if you have limited time. Recently on a... More

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