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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 #4 of 162 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are visiting Tucson, Sabino Canyon is a must see. If you can't hike the 4 miles (paved road) into the canyon, take the tram, you can get on and off at various stops along the way. The best time to go is early spring when the snow on Mt. Lemmon has melted and the streams are full. Summer... More 

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Byron Center, Michigan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved that we could take the tram to various trailheads. The Seven Falls hike in Bear Canyon was incredibly scenic and the right level of challenge - gave me a workout but didn't feel like over exertion. Bring water! Make sure you know what times the tram will be returning, otherwise it's an additional 1.5 miles back.

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We started this moderate 8 mile rt hike at the visitors center. There are seven easy stream crossings on the way. After the 7th crossing, the trail climbs up the South wall of Bear Canyon on a couple of long switchbacks and then heads up the canyon. Seven Falls is a gorge on the North wall of Bear Canyon with... More 

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Garland, Texas
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27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

After traveling up the canyon in a tram, one can return all or part of the way in the same fashion back to the starting point, or begin a hike among the saguaros from any one of the nine stops on the way down. Hiking at the end of the canyon, at stop #9, looked the most interesting, but with... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We paid the $8 to take us in a tram to the end of the road. It's a nice noisy ride with a narration about the canyon. You can get off and on the tram on several stops. We decided to do the 5.3 mile hike back to the visitor centre. The trail takes you up high and then you... More 

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Western New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If your interests are nature and scenery, this is THE place to visit in the Tucson area. If you have only a short time available, spend it here! All of the best of southern Arizona comes together in a small area. Don't miss it.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Great place to hike, take a tram tour, or just take in the beautiful canyon setting with its plentiful saguaro cacti and diverse desert vegetation. Just go early (to find parking), wear sunscreen and a hat, and carry a bottle of water!

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Even on a busy Saturday morning this place is great. If you arent a great hiker esp uphill, just take the tram! How nice that this is accessible to all. Our family of 5 adults-brothers and sisters took the phoneline#27 down after we took the tram to the last stop, #9. This took a long time because we took so... More 

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Kogarah, Australia
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Sabino Canyon was a great hiking adventure. I admit that I took the Tram to the top and walked back down to the bottom but the hiking trails were very easy to traverse. I really enjoyed seeing the different types of cactus and terrain. If you take the Tram you get a brief introduction to the canyon on your way... More 

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nanoose bay, bc
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Although this is a busy park for hiking, if you go up the Blackett's Ridge Trail an hour before sunset, you will be awarded with a most amazing sunset view (in the winter months for sure- not sure of the position of the sunset in the summer) and then the lights of Tucson emerging in the darkness. A memorable hike... More 

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