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“Hike Time!”

Tucson Mountain Park
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Ranked #11 of 288 things to do in Tucson
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Owner description: A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor activities.
Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Hike Time!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The visitor center is stocked with educational exhibits and materials. It has a great jr ranger program! The hikes that fan out from there range from easy to hard, but most are easy-moderate and can be done in 1-2 hours. Take water! The views of the city from some points on the trails is worth a hike itself! These mountains get snow on them sometimes, but it does not last long.

Visited March 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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50 reviews
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“Great Sunset Views”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

To travel through Gates Pass with a stop at Tucson Mtn Park is not to be missed. The sunsets from this vista are spectacular!

Visited January 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful scenic drive”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is a gorgeous Saquaro cactus drive worth your time taking. Stop at the Visitor's Center for a short video about the area.

Visited March 2013
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buffalo, ny
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“See the sunset”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We headed here and stopped at Gates Pass to watch the sunset. Even though we arrived, 20 minutes before the sunset, we were not early enough to hike to a good vantage point. We are going back tomorrow, this time an hour early, to get a great view. If you are looking for some great sunset pictures, this is the place.

Visited June 2013
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Chandler, AZ
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Awesome Views of the Cactus and Desert Plants”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Tucson Mountain Park has awesome views of the Saguaro Cactus and Desert Plants. There are loads of wonderful trails to see the beauty of this Park. It is smaller than the National Saguaro Parks (East and West), however it is worth seeing. Local's from Tucson indicate the upper trails are the best vantage points for sunsets.

Visited June 2013
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