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Address: 5900 North Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ 85750
Phone Number: 520 749 2861
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Located in the Catalina Mountains and part of the Coronado National...
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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Beautiful views everywhere

The Sabino Canyon was a great place to hang out for a few hours. Everywhere you look there is some sort of rock formation or a cactus or group of trees and flowers that takes your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

The Sabino Canyon was a great place to hang out for a few hours. Everywhere you look there is some sort of rock formation or a cactus or group of trees and flowers that takes your breath away. The 45 minute shuttle ride was worth every penny. Great way to see more of this great country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We took the tram up to the top (stop #9) and walked down to stop #3 where we re-boarded to head back to the exit. It was a nice stroll down, with one in a stroller and the other in an Ergo. We stopped to take pictures and investigate bugs and rocks. We even took the opportunity to take our... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful spot right in Tucson with lovely views of the Catalina mountains, one with running water which is not easy to find in south western Arizona. We took the shuttle which is a great service with many spots to disembark along the canyon. The shuttle drivers were excellent with lots of useful information. There are many picnic... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We expected more. Actually, we did not know what we would see. the area is no more that what we saw outside the car window on many of the state's highways.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

If you are in Tucson, don't miss Sabino Canyon. It is great for an easy hike or a more difficult hike, or a ride in the canyon. There is something for everyone. Nature is bursting out all over. It is a great place for a deep breath and renewal of spirit. I never tire of the beauty so close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Great hike. Took three hours round trip. Easy hike. You take the tram from the parking lot and go either to Seven Falls or up Sabino Canyon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Went here to investigate a different sub climate area as we went up the canyon. We were excited by the prospect of unusual waterfalls due to rain in the bear canyon area the last few days. Only downer was our first meeting with a woman park ranger at the information counter. When asked about water flow down the canyon we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We were only in Tucson for four days but we went to Sabino Canyon twice during that time! We both loved the walk among the canyon walls, the variety of plant life and birds. The road follows Sabino Creek which provides water year round to the trees that grow around the creek. We saw all kinds of big cottonwoods and... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We tried two other times to go to Sabino Canyon and the parking lot was full....third time was a charm...we went later in the afternoon. We had a senior lifetime pass to the National Parks so admission was free; however, we decided to take the narrated tram ride up into the canyon which did come with a fee, but very... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We have been here a couple of times when visiting. It is a fun place to see some beautiful arizona cactus and landscape. We took a less traveled trial (Esperero) and saw maybe 5 people for 3 hours. A bit rigorous but nice to stop for the many vistas along the way. It's not in the canyon (where the shuttle... More 

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