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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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Nature at it's best

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dave E
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Tucson, Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Driving out to the Tucson Mountains, is what we all called it as boys growing up in Tucson in the 60's, is a must see. We just got back from Tucson June 2016 and on our checklist was Old Tucson and the Tucson Mountains. This is a drive that you'll enjoy tremendously.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

If you love the desert beauty and hiking and beautiful sunsets and saguaros --- you'll want to see the place. It's very special. Bring a hat and water. It gets very hot.

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