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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.
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Residents and out of town visitors alike enjoy Sabine Canyon as a favorite place to visit for hiking, relaxing, enjoying beautiful desert scenery, and spending quality time with family and friends.
I have hiked many of the trails in this park (including Blacketts) and have...More
Took my 1st hike in this park. It has many trails with varying degrees of difficulties. Though the shuttle service is not in service, still nice to get around walking. Vistors center is nice and staff very helpful.
As they say, start early depending on...More
Sabino Canyon is very beautiful. The tram goes to the top and you’re able to get off at any one of several stops to view the scenery and hike. Driver highlight special points of interest during the tram ride. Great place to visit.
A friend in her 80s and I (in my 70s) visited for an afternoon. Both of us have knee problems and couldn't do any hiking. We visited the gift shop and spent an hour relaxing outside it watching the birds, squirrels, and a cuatlmundi -...More
Me and 2 other friends from out of town thought we’d go watch the sunrise and then hike up to Seven Falls...beautiful but brutal. Take at least a gallon of water per person! Some protein...beef jerky, nuts, etc. make sure to leave early in the...More
This is not The Valley .... This is a Mountain area ... One of many in and around Tucson. This is an extremely popular attraction, and well worth the trip. Very close to the northwestern side of the city. Locals go here as much as...More
Sabino Canyon is a tucson classic nature filled experience. The tram is under change of vendor operating . It was cash on rides & tours. Parking free with senior golden pass. Make sure to hydrate & wear sun hats protection and aware of wildlife .
I spent my childhood in Tucson, and Sabino Canyon was a favorite weekend destination for our family. We moved away years ago - but I try to return at least once a year (twice if I can!) to hike the canyons. When I was a...More
I've visited Tucson many times, but this was my first time to experience Sabino Canyon. The surroundings are profoundly beautiful with many enjoyable hiking trails and a helpful visitor center where you can get maps detailing the length and level of difficulty of each trail....More
Sabino Canyon is about a 20 minute drive from Saguaro National a monument East. October is a beautiful time to visit. Mount alemmon is about an hours drive from Tucson, if you want to go to the top, which you should... More
Sabino Canyon is about a 20 minute drive from Saguaro National a monument East. October is a beautiful time to visit. Mount alemmon is about an hours drive from Tucson, if you want to go to the top, which you should consider. If you want to hike in each area, it would be hard to do in one day, but if you want to take the tram in Sabino, drive the loop in Saguaro East, and drive up to Mt Lemmon for a quick stay there, it’s possible but I’d recommend staying longer in each place to appreciate the beauty of each area. Two days would be great!
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Carla, you may have the two shuttles mixed up. The Sabino Canyon shuttle goes "to the top" (of the canyon), and, as mentioned below, has numerous stops (nine, not eight). The Bear Canyon shuttle makes just three stops, and... More
Carla, you may have the two shuttles mixed up. The Sabino Canyon shuttle goes "to the top" (of the canyon), and, as mentioned below, has numerous stops (nine, not eight). The Bear Canyon shuttle makes just three stops, and is the way to save some time and energy to Seven Falls. There is a bathroom and water fountain at stops 2 and 3, and another spigot with potable water about a half mile further (next to what looks like a bus stop). From stop 3, it is about 2.5 miles each way.
We have no way of knowing if your child can do the complete hike. It would be better to start off on something simpler (hiking and navigation-wise) to see how he/she does. It can get quite warm in the afternoon on the way back, with heat radiating off the rocks, and dehydration and heat exhaustion are real risks.
During the months of April, May, June, September, October and November, Sabino Canyon Tours offers evening rides three nights per month. For more information or to make your reservations, please call (520) 749-2327