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Madera Canyon

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Address: Exit 63 Off Interstate 19, 303 Old Tucson (Nogales Ranger Station), Tucson, AZ 85747
Phone Number: 520 281 2296
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Best summer hiking in southern arizona

Trails to Mt Wrightson are in shade most of way. trail that starts near bathrooms is easier approach for first half of hike. Lots of places to stop and rest. Views are beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Trails to Mt Wrightson are in shade most of way. trail that starts near bathrooms is easier approach for first half of hike. Lots of places to stop and rest. Views are beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A reprieve from the heat of Tucson--you drive to about 5000 plus feet into scrub oak and pine, with wild turkeys likely to be spotted and a shot a having a glimpse of the Elegant Trogan once you are on the trail. I've seen it about 4 x here and they nest in the area. Other than Mexico you will... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite places in SW Arizona. I go there at least three-four times a year. Nestled in the juniper-oak life zone, it is a cool respite from the heat of the summer. The spring offers wildflowers and the fall provides beautiful colors. Check out the Santa Rita Lodge, especially the cabins. A great place to relax... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Madera Canyon is a wonderful hiking and birding area about 20 miles south of Tucson. For birding, the Carrie Nation Trail is outstanding. From about April to August, the chances of seeing the Elegant Trogan, who nest there, is very good. There are also many other interesting birds- Sulfur-Bellied Flycatcher, Painted Redstart, Magnificent Hummingbird, Western Tanager, and Hepatic Tanager, to... More 

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Saint George
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had a great time in the canyon - stayed 5 days and spent our days at the lodge bird feeder and hiking the many trails in the canyon. We were there on Memorial Day weekend and I was surprised that there were not as many people as I had anticipated from reading some of the reviews. We stayed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Trails well maintained. Birding was excellent. Easy to get around. Novice and advanced birders in the area and both were willing and ready to share sightings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

always see wildlife while driving up and down the mountain. Summertime rains bring the steams to full run and fun for all to play in. Pack a lunch or bring the goods to BBQ while there. very easy access with paved road all the way up.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Quite a lovely canyon area. A wide range of walking and hiking trails. One of the best bird watching spots in the world. An amazing green space given that you just drove 30 minutes through the desert to get there. Great educational programs. At certain times of the year there is a nice flow of water with some refreshing cool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Drive into Madera Canyon and park in the first lot. Start your hike at the beginning of the Bud Gode Interpretive Trail and be prepared to see a wide variety of animals, birds, trees and vegetation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is known as birder heaven but you have to be quite fit to hike the trail at the top where the rarer birds are. Unfortunately I have rickety knees so could not do this. However we did see a few nice birds at the lower elevations and we spent a couple of delightful hours at the Santa Rita B&B... More 

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Address: Address: Exit 63 Off Interstate 19, 303 Old Tucson (Nogales Ranger Station), Tucson, AZ 85747
Phone Number: 520 281 2296
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson

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