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Sabino Canyon

Address: 5900 North Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ 85750
Phone Number: 520 749 2861
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Ranked #3 of 122 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Located in the Catalina Mountains and part of the Coronado National Forest, this beautiful canyon...
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Type: Canyons, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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.

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We have been to Sabino Canyon many times. It is a beautiful hike with many surprises as you proceed up the canyon. We have not taken the tram, but have walked several of the trails. It is well maintained and just a great place for hikers of all levels. Children too. This is one of our favorite places.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Overwhelming, is all I can say...I am not by any means an outdoorsy type..but I had to check out this paradise away from civilization. It was mountains, rocks,tree,brook,paths,trail and even a tram tour.....everything I never imagined and so glad I spent a few great hours there and plan on doing it again. The place is huge, so many trails and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I had no expectations for Sabino Canyon, but I was so very pleased by our day there. We took the tram up and then did some hiking, followed by a picnic lunch on the rocks in the creek. It was so peaceful and scenic. I cannot wait to go back to Tucson to explore it more.

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Buffalo, NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Hiked Sabino Canyon Trail to Seven Falls and LOVED it! I had been advised that it would be fairly crowded because of its popularity, so was not surprised when I arrived and found the parking lot jammed with cars. However, once I got past the initial 1/2 mile of the trail things thinned out considerably and I only periodically encountered... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Started at the info center and did the Phone Line trail to the last shuttle stop #9. The first 1/2 mile is up hill, nothing to steep. Lots of cactus!! Good single track trail. Once you finish the initial climb, you are on relatively flat ground for several miles. The trail is up and to the right of the shuttle... More 

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Brooklyn
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

While the road was well-maintained, I found the trail map very difficult to follow. There is a shuttle that goes up and down and stops at 9 stops along the way every half hour, but I opted to walk. The bridges were washed out and I squished most of the way up and down but it was not unpleasant.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This National Forest is great for hikers and "explorers". During the warmer weather it has opportunities for swimming and picnicking as well. As we are not good hikers or walkers for that matter, we took the tram. It is an open air tram that makes 9 stops on it's way up the canyon. Once you buy a ticket, you can... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

amazing visit, took the trolley up and most of the way down. Very convenient, its a long walk up and back down without. There was a ton of joggers and bikers and I can see why, if I lived there that would be a wonderful place to visit regularly.

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Cincinnati
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a great way to see a lot of low desert scenery. Trails for everyone. Check it out. They have shuttles for those who need it.

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Burleson, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was worth the trip! Beautiful Canyon and I love the fact this tour has stops along the way to get off and back on the tram, this gives you time to explore. Take plenty of water and take your time!

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