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“Shaded "tour"!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sabino Canyon

Sabino Canyon
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$103.89*
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Tucson Day Tour
Ranked #2 of 278 things to do in Tucson
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Owner description: 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.
Vermont
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Shaded "tour"!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

A wonderful way to view Arizona's topography. The trams are "covered". The website says it all: "Sabino Canyon tours offers a narrated, educational 45-minute, 3.8 mile tour into the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The trams have nine stops along the tour with several restroom facilities and picnic grounds located near Sabino Creek. The tram turns around at Stop #9 and heads back down to the Visitor’s Center, at which point riders may remain on board and hike back down. Trams arrive on average every 30 minutes." There's also a fine, little museum.

Visited October 2012
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“Great walk or tram ride (if you are short on time)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a beautiful National Park right in Tucson - don't miss it! It's about a 5 mile walk or a 45 minute tram ride if you are short on time. Not much of an uphill climb and the scenery is incomparable. You can also ride the tram and get off when you want and walk for a while, then catch the next tram.

Use your National Parks pass for free parking.

Visited October 2012
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Tubac, Arizona
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“Hiking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

You want a good hike that is for all levels of hikers. Sabino Canyon is your place. The range began its formations about 12 million years ago. It is virtually untouched. Sabino offers numerous trails, for all to enjoy and is only minutes from downtown Tucson. For those who simply want to experience the canyon, there is a tram that will take you up and bring you down. They also offer evening rides as well, please check their website for month, date and times. This is a very enjoyable journey into an area that has been untouched for centuries.

Visited September 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Close to town, marvelous nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Sabino Canyon may be my favorite natural spot in Tucson. Administered by the National Forest Service, it has something for everyone, from a short nature loop that a child, or a child in a stroller, could enjoy. The tram ride though the canyon and up to the end of the road (no cars allowed on the road, bikes at certain times) gives an overview of the site and its history. Hiking trails from the simplest walk on the paved road to serious back packing trails that hook up to wilderness trails for a longer adventure provide diversity. The area is filled with birds and a huge variety of cacti and desert trees and plants. When there is water in the canyon, it is even more magical.

Visited December 2011
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Burlington, Wisconsin
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Sabine Canyon is the coolest place. I went there twice during my stay in Tuscon. I was there the first week of April 2012. Spring was early this year. The first thing I got to see at sunrise was a huge flock of a few hundred Cedar Waxwings that were migrating through. What a site to behold. The Saguiro cactus were just starting to bloom, but there were many others, prickly pears, hedgehog, etc that were in bloom. We walked a little ways and went downhill to a little creek. I couldnt believe that the area was filled with deciduous plants, trees and water plants like cattails. We saw a Coopers Hawk right above us on a tree branch. There was a nest very close. You would never know you were in the desert. Walk up stream and you begin to come to the foothills of the mountains which you can see conifers growing on. I have never been someplace where there were so many different environments right next to each other within a 3 mile hike.

Visited April 2012
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