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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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Birds, birds, birds

Great location for spotting Arizona birds. Wonderful varied habitats offering a variety plus there are several private business's offering feeder watching opportunities. Nearby... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great location for spotting Arizona birds. Wonderful varied habitats offering a variety plus there are several private business's offering feeder watching opportunities. Nearby canyons are also easy to explore from this location.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely place that does not seem to get the Tucson crowds. Excellent bird watching! Not a lot of options for easy hiking with small children, but there is a sweet, easy trail that runs along a creek which our daughter thoroughly enjoyed.

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Rockport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful place to visit. The drive up the canyon is great and there are lots of hiking trails starting around 5,000 feet. Bring a picnic and enjoy a great day outdoors.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great escape from the summer heat (not as cool as Mt. Lemmon) but the canyon is often cooler than Tucson. Beautiful scenery and a plentiful variety of birds.

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Vail, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Beautiful area, great trails. We like to go play in the snow during the winter. There appears to be cute cabins but I've never been in them.

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Bogs springs in Madera Canyon is a very nice campground with bathrooms, picnic and fire pits at each camp site and plenty of trees. There are multiple trails to hike and some very nice b&bs if camping isn't your thing. Beautiful place to escape

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Gilmer, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It was a Friday, no traffic, overcast and cool, a perfect day to explore. We drove to the lodge and did some bird watching, then drove up to walk some trails. Stay on the trails, it's easy to get lost, and watch the weather, flash floods cause havoc. Nature is beautiful but must be respected. Please put litter in trash... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We hiked Mt. Wrightson, which is one of the tallest peaks in AZ. There are two main ways to summit--we chose to hike Old Baldy Trail. It was more strenuous but shorter. The trail was very challenging but a really great hike. The summit was swarmed with all sorts of flying insects so we didn't get a chance to stay... More 

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

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

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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