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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We chose to hike in the bear canyon, we took a shuttle (3$ per person) from the information center to the hike. On the hike there is a small creek which you need to pass 7 times while you hiking. On the creek there are some rocks that u can walk on without getting wet. When u get to the... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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184 reviews 184 reviews
18 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We LOVE Sabino Canyon! Besides being absolutely gorgeous, there are so many different hiking trails here...something for every skill level. A lot of locals simply walk the main paved road, but we prefer getting on the trails. Seven Falls is a great one in the Spring. If it's a good rainfall year, you'll see tons of wildflowers, and you may... More

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Burlington, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved all of our stops in Tucson but for the outdoor lovers in us, we really enjoyed Sabino Canyon. We rode the tram to the end of the line and then hiked back to the car. We stopped to take pictures, admire the views and sip water. It was gorgeous. Very hot so be sure to keep hydrated! At a... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

LOVE going to Sabino Canyon! It's like a little oasis in the middle of the desert. The first bit to get down into the canyon is a trek, but once you get down in there it's wonderful. The views of the mountains all around you, the little streams flowing through, the green trees, it's all so peaceful and the coolness... More

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Boulder City, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Take the family go alone but go...I have been going there for alot of years and it is wonderful....it will be dry with no rain, so go after monsoons just be careful....the water can rise quickly. But omgosh what an excellant time.

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Tucson, AZ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A surprise to first to viewers, a "go to" destination for locals. Go any time duiring the year and its different. It's one of the places that makes Tucson different from anywhere else on earth.

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baltimore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went on a mild May day so the temps were in the low 90's, not bad. The scenery was clearly arid, dry, austere but not dead or empty. The desert plants and little animals scurrying about accented the slight breeze. If you stood still in the quiet, the non-urban area was easy to enjoy.

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San Francisco, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

the trails are beautiful. seriously, i just moved here from northern california and through the desert would be lame. not true. this is an amazing place with steep hills, big cactus, and killer views. it was crazy hot though. i will probably wait till the fall/winter to go back. cant wait tho.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This place reminds one of old westerns. You can almost see the cowboys in the distance! It's great for walking around and exploring.

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Tucson, Arizona
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My in-laws, twos small children, and I came out for a quick afternoon visit--just to ride the tram, no hiking involved--and had a wonderful time. It was a hot afternoon, and we were the only passengers on the tram, but the guide was very helpful, professional, and informative. The canyon itself is, of course, beautiful, and the road was well-maintained.... More

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