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Sabino Canyon

5900 North Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ 85750
520 749 2861
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Ranked #2 of 176 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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Pima, AZ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Even without an event, Sabino Canyon is an exceptional place to visit. Stunning canyons, mountain peaks, sparkling water, saguaro cactus, plentiful wildlife, hiking trails, blue skies and much more! Mark your calendars now for the Wild for Wilderness Festival celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. This free daylong event on November 8 will include guided nature walks, wilderness... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I've loved this place for 30 years. If you're a beginner hiker, there are paved trails for you. Advanced?--You'll find trails that will challenge you. If you want to ride, the tram will gladly carry you to the top and back while contributing to your education about the desert.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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107 reviews 107 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Be sure to take the tram ride led by very good tour guides. The views are magnificent. The tour takes about an hour. Remember to take along something to drink.

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A must do for all visitors and residents. Take a walk - don't be tempted by the trams. You will see and learn so much more that way. Check with the docents in the gift shop. They are full of great information.

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Tucson
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Out of season, we had the place almost to ourselves. Swimming in the river, sunbathing on the rocks, getting mugged by a fat squirrel. Wish we'd had more time to explore the trails. Stunning scenery and great shuttle bus to the head of the canyon. Walk as much or as little as you like.

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Gainesville, FL
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201 reviews 201 reviews
20 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I spent a week in Tucson this summer, and two of our days were spent at Sabino Canyon. We had only planned one day there, but it was so lovely and there were so many different trails to try and animals to see, that we decided to save Madera Canyon for next time and repeat Sabino. We... More

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Verteillac, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A tropical storm in September meant that the stream and waterfalls were flowing really well while we were there. We took the bus to the top of the canyon and walked the 3.8 miles back out one day,. We went back the next day with a picnic and spent the day swimming in a pool and lazing on the rocks.... More

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Redlands,CA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
10 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

What a terrific way to spend a morning. We really weren't up for hiking as we only had an hour or so for the visit. The tram was perfect solution that gave us a great perspective on this amazing natural wonder. It is a fantastic spot for families to visit and spend an hour or all day as there are... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Be sure to go, during cooler temps--we went at noon! Sabino, wasn't as I remembered it. The water level was low, but the sad part is, there are no pets allowed.

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so cal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a wonderful morning trip. Easy to get to. The $8 shuttle takes you through the canyon with 9 drop off spots to take in hiking, picnicking or photo ops. Weather was perfect which made it a beautiful experience.

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