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“Great hike”
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 August 6, 2013

You can hike up and down or do what we did: ride the tram up and hike down. Or take tram both ways.myou can stop along the way and catch the next tram. We always take visitors here. But beware, with spring floods and monsoons in the summer, you might not be ale to do this!

2  Thank Zonie98
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Lots of walking on this hike, make sure to bring water with you as you will need it. Also bring some crackers as you might need something once you get to the top. Lots of wildlife to see, although be cautious as we did see a couple rattlesnakes and a couple other snakes as well. We also saw lots of different birds and tiny frogs closer to the water. A little bit more difficult of a hike once you get closer to the water as you walk along rocks and have to cross them to get across water. Make sure to wear steady shoes and be careful as it can be slick if it is raining when you hike. Overall a pretty experience.

1  Thank kelly b
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

I have never been to Sabino Canyon that the water is not running...of course sometimes it is more than other times, but this is always a refreshing oasis. The tram makes it easy for those who are restricted in their activity level, or you can hike to your heart's content.

Thank MLtucson
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

A favorite place to take visitors. The canyon is very pretty with dramatic views. The tram ride allows you to get off and walk for a section. Excellent hiking trails available at the top of the tram ride.

Thank quincy50
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Sabino Canyon is a must see for visitors to the Old Pueblo. There is a paved road to the top and numerous hiking trails off the main road that you can venture out on if you are into hiking. The trails vary from easy to moderate and are well marked. The canyon has a couple of areas where water run, depending on time of year. Take your shoes off and walk in the water to cool off, or just to give your dogs (feet) a rest! There is a tram you can take for a nominal fee that goes all the way to the top. I recommend you do, then walk back. If along the way down you get tired, you can always hop back on the next tram headed down. Do wear good walking shoes vs sandals if you want to get off the main path and explore a little bit. There are several areas worth getting off the main road and exploring. Be sure to bring sun screen, and plenty of drinking water, a camelbak would be real handy. Maybe even consider a sack lunch so you can make a day of it.

2  Thank Dave J
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