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Address: 5900 North Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ 85750
Phone Number: 520 749 2861
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Located in the Catalina Mountains and part of the Coronado National Forest,...

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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Sabino Caynon

We took the 45 minute tram ride up the Caynon and we're able to see different types of cactus. There were several photo opportunities along the ride. There were a few hiking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cynthiana
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the 45 minute tram ride up the Caynon and we're able to see different types of cactus. There were several photo opportunities along the ride. There were a few hiking trails available. This Caynon has lots to offer all age groups. This is a must see if you are in the area. Great National Park.

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Blind Bay, Canada
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155 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Canyon and immediately took the "tram" ride up the Canyon. This is a guided tour and runs up the Canyon with ten different stops. The ticket allows a passenger to get on and off at each stop. At the end of the run there are several hikes that entail climbing and rough terrain. For a fit and... More 

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Pultneyville, New York
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful experience! The tram ride to the top was most enjoyable and informative. Then the hiking trail to the top was thrilling. We skipped the ride back down and elected to hike back to the visitor's center. It was a perfect day of activity and enjoyment.

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Massachusetts
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very close to the city, this recreation area is an easy way to combine a visit to the desert and the mountains. You can hike up the road, but most people ride the trams that stop at nine locations around the canyon. From each stop you can hike or picnic, and at some you can splash in the shallow pools... More 

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Greenville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great rec area. Plenty of parking. The day pass is only $ 5. They have a gift shop/information building, with restrooms. Well laid out maps to guide you on the multiple trails that they offer.

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Erhard, Minnesota, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hiked for a few hours and saw the desert up close. There were 3 Javalenas near the trail, which fascinated us. We kept our distance and still got a couple nice photos of them. The park was busy but still pleasant. Good place for beginners to get an introduction to the amazing desert.

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Thank BertFromErhard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plenty of things to do besides walking in rainy season in Sabino Canyon, Took the tram to stop #8, and walked up to the small waterfall, and even further up - kids enjoying themselves, jumping, running, and swimming in cool running waters in canyon basin. We return every summer with lots of friends and family. Bring lots of water, food,... More 

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Thank Luis Javier S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're visiting Tucson for the first or the hundredth time, you'll never be disappointed by visiting Sabino Canyon. The breathtaking views, the smell of the desert, the wildlife, the creek crossings, are all part of a beautiful way to spend the day. Enjoy!

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Thank RICHARD S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is such a unique place to come and visit if you are in Tucson area. The walking, hiking, tram are all ways to experience a different part of the landscape here in Arizona. Many walking/hiking trails to follow. All give views of the desert, the city, the canyon, the mountains and believe it or not..... the water in Sabino... More 

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a sunday in the canyon and really enjoyed it. It was nice to take the tram up and hear about some of the notable features of the park. We then walked part of the way back down. It was a nice addition to the park.

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