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Madera Canyon

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Address: Exit 63 Off Interstate 19, 303 Old Tucson (Nogales Ranger Station), Tucson, AZ 85747
Phone Number: 520 281 2296

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Great canyon with tons of trails to hike. Just $5 and you can park, hike and then go further up and park, hike all on the same tab. Beautiful canyon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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apache junction
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great canyon with tons of trails to hike. Just $5 and you can park, hike and then go further up and park, hike all on the same tab. Beautiful canyon.

Thank tntaj
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love visiting the canyon and doing a little bird watching. My grand-daughter was really excited about a picture she took of a hummingbird! We took a short hike along the nature trail. I love that there were markers giving the name of the shrubs and vegetation.

Thank debolmstead1767
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us (Southern Arizona Hiking Club) took the Super Trail to Josephine Saddle, over to McBeth Spring, then hiked down on Old Baldy Trail. I always heard about black bears in the mountains and we saw a mother bear with her cub today on Old Baldy Trail. They were about 50 feet from us and the mother was... More 

Thank Lulu85715
Southern AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is part of the national park system. There are picnic areas and campsites. Best used in the spring and fall. Not extremely high in the mountains, so it scrub oak, mesquite and cactus.

Thank AZTravelLady
Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited Madera Canyon 3 times. Found new birds on each visit. Late summer is best for hummers but good birds can be found spring thru fall. Lots of hiking trails, cooler temps in summer, and feeder watching are main attractions.

Thank Andre M
Florence, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like Hummingbirds (who doesn't) then this is the place to go. Such a variety of not only the hummers but of a variety of other birds. Take the trail, take your time and enjoy. Great little gift shop also.

Thank Jim P
Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a birder, Madera Canyon is a must see destination. Located just north of the US-Mexico border, many Mexican species can be found no where else in the US. During the migratory season, many species pass through Madera Canyon, offering a chance to pickup many new birds on your life list. Depending on the season, a large number of... More 

Thank Don N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good choice to tour on way to Old Tucson. In June the cactus are blooming and are beautiful. Red on some White on others and a treat to see a cross of the two on the same cactus.

1 Thank judyccurrier
Wash. State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

If you like birds, YOU MUST GO HERE! So many birds everywhere! Scenery is also pretty. Saw a pretty cool king snake. Hiked a trail at the end of the road...take plenty of water!

1 Thank NatlParkTraveler
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We hiked the 2.2 miles from the picnic area to Josephine Saddle. We went on the Old Baldy trail. It was a tough climb up and back with lots of rocky areas and a steady 2000 foot elevation gain to 7000 feet. Good views occasionally but the view from the saddle was nothing special.. You need to continue just a... More 

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