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“Beautiful”
Review of Sabino Canyon

Sabino Canyon
Ranked #4 of 320 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.
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great hikes for everyone. Wonderful place to bring visitors to ride the tram. The visitors center is excellent and the staff is friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

Thank Donna85718
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Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

I love Sabino since my first days at the U of A many moons ago. It starts out as beautiful Sonoran desert but as you ascend up the canyon (by foot or tram) the scenery changes with the running stream & change to trees from cactus. Of course the wild life is not predictable but usually there. Some nights get lucky & the U of A asrtronomy club has telescopes set up. There are always displays & education on our wonderful flora & fauna.

Thank garybgomez
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Nothing bad to report about the Sabino Canyon. I loved that we got a ride to the top of the Canyon and could walk back down. We learned a lot on the way up and then enjoyed walking and taking photographs on the way down. Such a fun, exercise filled day.

Thank Diane P
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can hike on short or long, gentle or steep trails. Or you can take the tram up the canyon and back and listen to the narration. You can also hike out on the Phoneline Trail and take the tram back. The only annoying thing is that if you want to hike, you will occasionally hear the noise from the train.

Thank Debbie R
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

I have lived in Tucson for 35 years. Sabino Canyon is one of my favorite places to bring out of town guests. The tram ride offers a great guided overview of the local desert flora and fauna. The Visitors Center offers info on hiking and desert living. There are so many beautiful hiking trails off the main road for all levels of experience. The canyon river stream flows much of the year round and offers some refreshing walks in the water. Parking on weekends does get crowded so get there early !

Thank Cherie M
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