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“Open up to the Beautiful Sonoran Desert” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tucson Mountain Park

Tucson Mountain Park
8451 West McCain Loop, Tucson, AZ 85735
(520) 724-9999
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$104*
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Ranked #19 of 268 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Driving, Hiking
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Owner description: A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor activities.
Mosca, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Open up to the Beautiful Sonoran Desert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

A short trip up Gates pass to the west of downtown Tucson and you escape from suburban southwest metropolis into sublime sonoran desert vistas, detailed with 200 year old Saguaros, rocky outcroppings, intriguing stone huts, challenging hikes and casual off rode walks. We have stayed in the campground a few times- no shade in the summer, but a pleasant out of town respite from October through April. BE ALERT TO ROAD BICYCLISTS as Gates' Pass is a popular and challenging route for bikes with dangerous steep curves and climbs shared with the automobile traffic.

Visited November 2012
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Hillsborough, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“A fabulous hotel, wonderful staff, fantastic meals!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

What a fantastic view! The weather was fantastic! the canyon is amazing! We will definily return. Please take the time to visit Tuscon

Visited December 2011
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Tucson, Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great for hiking!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

You can hike into this park, and two minutes in, you feel like the only person on the planet! One caution...take a partner, and take plenty of drinking water!

Visited October 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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114 reviews 114 reviews
39 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“A must for out of state visitors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

This is a great place to take out of town visitors. It's FREE and only a short drive from anywhere in Tucson. Older people can take in the view from the roadside area and children can hike to the top of the huge A to see the sights from there. You have a perfect view of Downtown Tucson and the Catalina Mountians. Don't forget your camera. You will want to take pictures while you're there.

Visited July 2012
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Manhattan, Kansas, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Simply Wonderful ... Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

A must see if you are in the Tucson area. It costs you nothing but your time and plan on spending at least 2 hours. DO NOT forget your camera.

Visited September 2012
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