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Sabino Canyon

5900 North Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ 85750
520 749 2861
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Ranked #2 of 178 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Henderson, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We hiked Sabino Canyon in the early morning. It was a wonderful experience. The setting was stunning, from the blue skies and white cumulus clouds to the indigenous cacti and a few unexpected critters scurrying along the ground. We were told of a mountain lion and her cubs that drank from the creek every morning but we did not see... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This mini canyon, just North of Tucson is à Nice place to spend 2-3 hours looping at the desert nature, rocks and cactus. Unfortunatly, the oldest (more than 100 years) is down for ever.

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FAIRFAX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This beautiful canyon in the Catalina Mountains is about a 30 min drive (depending on traffic) from downtown Tucson. There is plenty of parking, and you can walk on a paved road or hike the many trails in the park. I do a lot of trail running and enjoy running the trails in this park. Note that they are rocky... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You haven't been to Tucson until you have hiked or walked at beautiful Sabino Canyon. Although t he trams are noisy it gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy the canyon

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Hiked a hike at the bottom of the canyon with beautiful views of mountains and cacti. Then hopped the tram to the top and hiked again to have a really refreshing swim in on of the river pools. Lovely. Tram allows you to hop on and off at different stops, which is a great option. $5 parking for the day;... More

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Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Take the tour buses out to the end of the Canyon, and then get off anywhere on the way back for a good walk of whatever distance feels good to you. You'll see lots of birds, hear animal noises, and even smell bears (or maybe cougars). There are lots of people around so you can feel safe on the main... More

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

What a beautiful area to spend a few hours or an entire day. I would make multiple visits to this area if I ever lived here..... Its a beautiful canyon offering amazing views and opportunities abound regardless of your age and hiking ability. The visitors center is clean and well maintained as are their bathroom faciities. Staff are very friendly... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Different culture than the pine trees we're used to seeing!!! ??maybe the roads could have been wider.......

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Every visit home finds me back in the area enjoying the early morning walks (can be very hot during the summer) through the area. The trails are well maintained and marked. It is close to most areas of Tucson. It is an excellent experience to enjoy the local physical environment in a safe setting if the local rules are followed.... More

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Sabino Canyon is a beautiful desert canyon in the eastern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains offering a taste of desert wilderness, vegetation and occasionally, animals. I visit Sabino Canyon every time I come to Tucson. This last time, I ran a 5 km loop that included parts of the Esperero and Rattlesnake Trails. The run was easy enough but... More

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