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“The first stop on a Tucson visit” 5 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 279 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Barrington, Illinois
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5 reviews
“The first stop on a Tucson visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Whether you enjoy the tram tour, a hike on the beautiful desert trails or a picnic with your family on the "beach", splashhing in the cool waters that run off Mt. Lemmon, this is the place to see this wonderful city at its best. Do not miss it!
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Visited March 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“A definite visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Sabino Canyon is one of the most beautiful places in the southwest. The best time of the year is the spring since there will be waterfalls and streams. You can walk up the mountain or take the tram. We have taken the tram up and walked back down - stopped to eat lunch at the picnic tables scattered off the side of the road. There are people who actually swim here also. We try to visit at least once a year. There is a charge for parking and for the tram. Otherwise you can go for free.

Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Don't miss Sabino Canyon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

This was recommended by local people and we are pleased we visited. We only had the morning, but could easily have spent the whole day here. It is the perfect place for just mooching about. Walking is varied to suit all abilities. A tram (there is a charge) takes you up hill into the canyon. As long as you do not return to the starting point, you can hop on and off, go up and down, as much as you like. There are about eight tram stops with toilet facilities at some. We took the tram to then end of the line and went for a walk. The path is clear but uneven. December was a perfect time to visit, pleasant weather and not too busy. We could stop and enjoy the views in solitary splendour. A simple picnic would have worked well. Going back, we didn't take the tram...it's only a few miles, the road is good and it is down hill all the way. Had we had more time, we would have diverted off several times.

Visited December 2012
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Stevensville
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110 reviews
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“Sabino Canyon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Took the tram to the end of the ride and returned to back down. We got off the tram at stop 4 and walked back to enjoy the scenery, cacti, and trees. Sadly there was nothing blooming, but with a pure blue sky, photos were great. Highly recommend this if you are in Tucson. Very handicap accessible.

Visited February 2013
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Stony Brook, New York
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“Watch out for mountain lions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Great place close to town. Great for hikers but also great for tired sightseers who can ride the tram up into the canyon and back. And you can get on and off the tram at numerous stops. Not expensive. Beautiful views. They even give you instructions on what to do upon sighting a mountain lion.

Visited January 2013
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