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Tucson Mountain Park

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Address: 8451 W McCain Loop, Tucson, AZ 85735-9062
Phone Number: (520) 724-9999
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A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor...

A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor activities.

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Charlie

What can you say that's better than just experiencing the desert. Stop at a pull out and walk a short way (depending on time of year) into the desert. Stand next to a 150 y/o... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can you say that's better than just experiencing the desert. Stop at a pull out and walk a short way (depending on time of year) into the desert. Stand next to a 150 y/o saguaro and contemplate what it takes for this majestic plant to have survived this long. Allow the desert into your heart and soul. If you... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice drive or walk. The views were awesome. I could not help but be amazed by what other nature can do in-spite of man. There was more green and color in general than you would expect. Oh there are picnic areas available also.

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Thank WomenTravel22
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

If you are new to tucson,a winter visitor,on vacation or long time residents the park is a must see. We returnbtime after time and have done so many times a year for over 50 years. So go and enjoy the beauty of the sonoran desert at it's best.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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136 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

There is a reason why so many Western Movies and Western T.V. Shows were filmed in the Avra Valley and Tucson Mountain Park. I grew up in Phoenix and have seen all parts of Arizona, and the Tucson Mountain Park is definitely high on the list as one of the prettiest deserts around with all of the different types of... More 

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Long Beach, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the desert. The desert is alive with flora and fauna. Early spring is a favorite time of mine to come here. Not too hot during the day but it can be a bit cold at night. I love to camp in this area. The clear night sky is filled with twinkling stars which can't... More 

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

From Sweetwater Preserve thru the mountains to Robles Junction there are trails. Mostly this is a mountain biking area but hikers are also common. The roughest trail I know here is John Krein Trail not hard to access but very rocky on a mountain bike. Views are good as you are at a high point in this part of the... More 

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Destin, FL
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We started our visit at the visitor's center, and the staff was very friendly and knowledgable about the park. We saw 3 coyotes, countless rabbits, and beautiful cacti. It takes under 2 hours to do a moderate hike and drive around the entire property.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

If you love cactus like I do, this is your place. On the Way to Desert Museum. The Saguaros line up like the soldiers of the desert that they are. So beautiful and majestic. I just love going here.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A wonderful place to experience the Sonoran Desert. Beautiful natural surroundings and a peaceful place to simply enjoy!

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We drove through the park on the way to the desert museum, then on the way back to town around the mountain. It's very beautiful, and the cacti and terrain form a nice landscape in just about every direction. We found ourselves stopping frequently in the many turn-outs to take photos.

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