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Great place for a hike into a true desert enviroment. Knowledgeable staff at the visitor centre... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mark M
Carleton Place, Ontario

I come here to connect with nature and enjoy the mountains and the wonderful feel of this special... read more

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Located in the Catalina Mountains and part of the Coronado National Forest, this beautiful canyon offers outdoor recreation including hiking, swimming, biking and picnicking. For an overview of the area, take the narrated shuttle bus tour.
5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750-0800
+1 520-749-2861
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We tried hiking back to bear canyon on Monday, but the water was just too deep, and that was just the first one! We ended up doing another hike and was not disappointed. Hiked the powerline (?) think that's what it is called. Couldn't connect...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place for a hike into a true desert enviroment. Knowledgeable staff at the visitor centre will direct you to easy, moderate, or difficult hikes of short or long duration. Stunning scenery throughout the park. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I come here to connect with nature and enjoy the mountains and the wonderful feel of this special place.. I also enjoy playing my flute here, the feel is wonderful .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wanderer728028
Reviewed 5 days ago

As the title suggests, this is a nice hiking area relatively close to Tucson (depending on where you are staying, maybe 10-20 minute drive). Helpful rangers at the front to share route ideas. Trolley system allows you to get rides to various drop off points...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank weathermankc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Still no trolley to the top of Sabino. But still just as beautiful. Take water! People always forget that.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank William M
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can take it safe and ride the bus (if it is operational) or you can be adventurous and hike the trails - or do both. We had a spirited 5-mile group hike and saw deer and lizards. We smelled a mountain lion and suspect...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DrSchmincke
Reviewed 6 days ago

Different level/distance hikes available so any level of hiker/walker could be accommodated. Even Trams are available... Unfortunately I was there during the Jan'19 Government shutdown so many of the services normally offered by the US Forest Service were not available... we still paid our National...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank waynew69
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sabino canyon is one of our favorite spots in Tucson. We love to be outdoors Aand the trails are beautiful, with amazing scenery, and a lot to learn about the local fauna. We had a wonderful day

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank lightlotus
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first stop in Tucson and is a great example of the local landscape. I walked along the main paved path that leads 4 miles to the top. There are multiple natural trails that lead off the main path. This is a popular...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BikeHikeKayakRepeat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were soon leaving the Tucson area and asked people at the National Parks office what outdoor activity they would recommend. Right away both said Sabino Canyon. So glad we took their advice. Very busy on the Saturday we were there but no problem parking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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February 9, 2019|
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Response from traveltheworld012 | Reviewed this property |
To answer your question, the tram ride tickets can be purchased at the Sabino Cayon visitor center at the time you arrive. The boarding station is right next to the visitor center, so thee would be very little walking... More
January 28, 2019|
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Response from travelinglilbit | Reviewed this property |
I didnt look to see if it was running. But everything was open. Bathrooms, the store, park rangers were working.
December 28, 2018|
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Response from azbuceadora | Reviewed this property |
The start date for the new shuttle operator has not been announced yet, despite what anyone has "heard." No one knows the cost yet.