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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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Beautiful views of the mountains and cacti

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Funt1mes
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Destin, FL

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Destin, FL
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Cochise, Arizona
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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

The driver through the park is how visitors envision Arizona. This is where you go to see saguaros. On the way to other attractions like Old Tucson.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

While the entire Tucson Mountain Park is great, this review is intended to be for Gilbert Ray Campground. My overall impression of the campground was very positive, it definitely contributed to me having an excellent time there. I camped alone in a tent while it about about 85 - 90 most days and had a wonderful time. GENERAL CONDITION FOR... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This area is full of great plant and animal life. It is close to other attractions like the Sonoran Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park (west side), and Old Tucson. Be sure to visit! Take water and sunscreen!

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Ames, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We stayed at the JW Marriott Star Pass Resort - just across the street from a couple of trails into this park. It's beautiful, with nice trails.

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