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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 #2 of 290 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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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Albuquerque, NM
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122 reviews 122 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We visited Sabino Canyon on a Friday, arriving about 11AM. The area was crowded probably due to the above normal temperature for this time of year (in the upper 70s). We really recommend the tour shuttle. We took it to the top (stop 9) and enjoyed a picnic lunch (from Beyond Bread on Ina, about 2 miles away). We then... More 

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Marana, Arizona
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Winter rains have kept the water flowing in the Sonoran Desert this winter. My ladies hiking club had tried to reach Seven Falls earlier but the water was too high so we tried again. The water was flowing, the hike is not difficult except for the very last portion and the wildflowers were beginning to bloom. Couldn't have been better.... More 

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Meeker, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The shuttle with narrated tour is worth the time and cost. Give a good overview of the vegetation and wildlife of the canyon. Many walking trails are available from the visitor center and the short one with the educational signs is very interesting as it shows names and description of the different kinds of cactus, and other trees and bushes.... More 

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Sheridan, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was our first experience in Tucson and Sabino Canyon was highly recommended. The Canyon provides excellent trails to hike. We took the trolley to the top and then walked the "phone trail" back to the visitors center. There are volunteers to help anyone who asks.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is a MUST visit because it has a full range of desert flora & fauna in a very accessible location. You can take a tram ride to the highest part of the road while hearing interesting facts. Once at the top, you have many options from there, including a hike to peaks or an easy walk back down the... More 

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Manistique, Michigan
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful place, I like that they give a good short history of the place, and point out different land marks and points of interest. lots of hiking trails, and a shuttle service, if you choose to use it, or you can walk the main road, I took the shuttle up to the last stop of the main... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was our first experience at Sabino Canyon. We did as most visitors and took the shuttle all the way to the upper most stop in the canyon. We then walked all the way back to the visitor center. The cost for the shuttle is $8.00/person. This allows you to go all the way up and back. You also have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We made a loop of the Esperanza Trail to Rattlesnake Trail to Lower Bear Canyon trail. There was a stream crossing that was not well labelled but added a little more fun and challenge to the hike. There is a tram to ride if you're not a hiker. It's nice that there are opportunities for folks who are less mobile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is a very popular recreational area for tourists and locals alike, and it's not uncommon to see runners and walkers take on the hilly tram road for exercise. For the locals, the appeal of the tram road is that it is mostly shaded in the morning hours, somewhat kind of a rarity in sunny Tucson. Use caution when it... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The initial scent from tram stop 9 might seem a little daunting, but take your time, it's worth it. Once up the switchbacks its a fairly flat trail and the views are amazing! There are a couple opportunities to take side trails back down to the tram if you don't want to walk it all the way out!!

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