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Desert canyon

This was a fun drive in Arizona. There were fewer cars than some of the other more well-known... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
sktrinter
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Hikers Paradise

Nice, lowland park with lots of hiking. About half way into the park, the gift shop has birdhouses... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stan115
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Fredericksburg, VA
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a fun drive in Arizona. There were fewer cars than some of the other more well-known canyons and attractions. It would be a great place to hike and picnic. It's a very good area to see birds .

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice, lowland park with lots of hiking. About half way into the park, the gift shop has birdhouses out with lots of birds to see. We saw woodpeckers, wild turkey's, and may smaller birds. If you go at the right time, I hear there are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stan115
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been adventuring in Madera Canyon for years now, ever since my parents retired to Green Valley. It is the gateway for climbing Mt. Wrightson, and is world-renowned for bird watching. Go in April when the snows are melting and it is not yet too...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 3Islanders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Spring run off in creek. Lots of paved hiking paths with places to rest. Ideal for Seniors. Be prepared to see hundreds of species of Birds, Deer and Wild Turkeys. Even saw a Cotomundi a month ago.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jan1942woodland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh my, you don't want to miss the drive up to the park. It takes you through so many wonderful environments. Stop to be inpressed with the bird life, the views and in some cases running water. Hikers be alert for bears. They are a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Linda A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is meant for those with endurance. There are a couple of trails up One trail is called Old Baldy. It is a rugged and steep climb and you should be sure footed as the path can be narrow and rocky. Due to the weather...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun to hike some of the beginning trail-Nature Trail-and see the creek running and the snow melting. The road up was closed due to the snow on the road. It had been a couple of days after the snow which meant by the afternoon four...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank redgreenrules
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your a birder this is the place to go! A nature trail takes you up the Canyon to a nearby lodge where a myriad of birds can be seen along a flowing creek. Relax at the Concession Stand at the end of the trail...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dwnptrl
Reviewed February 16, 2019

One of the more beautiful canyons in the Southern Arizona area. We had to drive over from Sierra Vista which is about an hour and thirty minutes but, it is well worth the drive. There is a modest entry fee of $5 to use any...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed February 10, 2019

We came back to Madera Canyon 37 years after our last visit on our honeymoon. It has aged better than we have. We were worried it might have lost the silence, calm and rugged beauty. It was largely as we left it. The drive from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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March 24, 2019|
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Response from sktrinter | Reviewed this property |
The roads are easy to navigate with no drop offs or windy parts. It was a pleasant drive.
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Jacquelynn B
March 8, 2019|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
We were there last week and only saw a few varieties of cactus in bloom. Should not be long.
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NancyN24
February 17, 2019|
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Response from almaanne | Reviewed this property |
All of the trails are narrow and many are twisting and steep. That should be taken into account for the age and agility of your pet's hips. Most of the trails have rocks. This would be another hazhard for them as they walk... More
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