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Tucson Mountain Park

8451 W McCain Loop, Tucson, AZ 85735-9062
+1 520-724-9999
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A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor activities.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
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8451 W McCain Loop, Tucson, AZ 85735-9062
+1 520-724-9999
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something for everyone, hiking, horseback, bicycles, or just a nice visitors center. You may see a coyote or mountain lion in remote areas during cool time of day. Birds are plentiful. This is the home of majestic Saguaro Cactus and beautiful sunrise/sunsets.

Thank judithw886
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove through the park en route to Saguaro West National Park. As described: The drive offers "beautiful views of quintessential cactus country." The drive is free, but not for the faint of heart. So happy we found it!

Thank Wanda71
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Tucson Arizona was basically founded in the middle of a large Saguaro Cactus "forest" in the desert of Southern Arizona. Today that forest has been divided into the Rincon (East) and Tucson Mountain (West) districts of Saguaro National Park. On the way home from a...More

Thank Travellingphoenix64
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

My nephew took us through the park so we could get a better idea of some of the topography of Arizona. It was just lovely! Being from the Northeast, I love the colors of the changing seasons, but I found the desert to be beautiful...More

Thank areader2013
Reviewed May 29, 2017

The views are so vast and spectacular it's easy to miss the small gems like the tiny flowers along the road and paths. Sit down and let your eyes get accustomed to the light and landscape then you'll see an amazing variety of birds, insects...More

Thank ny2nm
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Having rented a house near by, we traveled through and stopped at all the places you can stop in the park. Very curvy road that can be steep at time. But drive slow and enjoy the view. Lots of pull offs and picnic areas. Right...More

1  Thank Janelle H
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Hiked the Brown Mountain Trail in Tucson Mountain Park. Trailhead parking good, just of McCain Loop Road. Great views from along the ridge of Brown Mountain. Awesome saguaros every where which were just starting to flower.

Thank Alan R
Reviewed May 5, 2017

There are routes around the mountain pass to go to the Desert Museum or Old Tucson, but why miss this fantastic view? Just a drive through and over is breath taking. Take q ucik little hike or plan a longer one for incredible views of...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed April 20, 2017

Easy drive as you're going into the western district (Tucson Mountain District) of the Saguaro National Park. Lots of saguaros, various cacti, etc.

Thank AAHolt
Reviewed April 13, 2017

The county campground on McCain loop is a great opportunity to camp in the near wild of the desert. Only minutes from Tucson and very close to Saguaro West and Old Tucson park it is a great place to RV. We have stayed there on...More

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August 16, 2016|
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Response from Anthony M | Reviewed this property |
The closest mountains north (NNW) of Robles Junction/Three Points, AZ are the Roskruge Mountains. It seems as though looking north from Robles Junction you would be looking at the very eastern stretch of the Roskruge... More
Allison H
February 3, 2015|
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Response from Alberto32 | Reviewed this property |
Check with the Tucson Chamber of Commerce.