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“Hummingbirds!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Madera Canyon

Madera Canyon
Exit 63 Off Interstate 19, 303 Old Tucson (Nogales Ranger Station), Tucson, AZ 85747
520 281 2296
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Ranked #15 of 164 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Nature & Parks
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Hummingbirds!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

If you want to see hummingbirds, this is the place! There is a viewing station at one of the lodges. The hiking was also great, I loved seeing the change in vegetation with the altitude. Just wonderful, peaceful, a great change from city life.

Visited June 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great for hiking and bird watching. One of the top places to watch for birds in the area. You may be lucky to see the elusive Elegant Trogon! Also a B&B has an area with a lot of hummingbird feeders and you can watch the birds zipping around.

Visited June 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Birds, and maybe a bear”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Another delightful escape into the mountains: about an hour and a half from Tucson, never crowded, a known center for birdwatchers from all over the country. It's a scenic drive and very pleasant, and yes, I have had a glimpse of a black bear crossing the road there.

Visited November 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Bird Watchers Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a birding paradise, many trails, creeks, B&Bs, small cozy place to spend a day hiking, a and birding and just taking in the fresh air!

Visited August 2012
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Sierra Vista, AZ
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great for Birders”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This spot is good for getting outdoors and enjoying nature. Many birders go here to see the hummingbirds and trogons (which come up from Mexico). For hiking, Sabino Canyon may be more awe inspiring.

Visited September 2012
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