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“Awesome piece of nature right in the city!”
Review of Sabino Canyon

Sabino Canyon
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$103.89*
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Tucson Day Tour
Ranked #2 of 302 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 September 13, 2013

We had an awesome time taking the trolley up the mountain and walking down. Especially enjoyed the flowing creek after weeks of rain during monsoon season. Should have taken swim trunks to jump into some of the swimming holes to cool off in the 103 heat (with some humidity too). The staff in the Visitor's Center were extremely friendly and helpful, especially the older gentleman who told us he has been there for something like 20 years...he was awesome!
If you enjoy the desert mountain scenery and hiking, make it a point to visit Sabino Canyon for a few hours.

2  Thank Jeremy K
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Walked this to the top and back - my muscles are still hurting! The views are tremendous, the people very welcoming. Make sure you take a hydration pack (one bottle of water is NOT enough with the Tucson dry heat).

Thank AZtwosome
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We visited in 100 degree heat.... we took the little ride up through the canyon and loved James's commentary - it was hilarious!! My kids had already completed the Junior Ranger programme and we were all very hot. On the way back down if you plan to get off, do so at Stop 8. We bathed in a beautiful waterfall filled pool and there were only a couple of familes here. Absolutely stunning fresh water from the mountains and so refreshing. Take plenty of water although there are drinking fountains at the stops and loo's too but the water is warm!

Wonderful place!

1  Thank suzi6967
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great place for a day hike. Take the tram to the top and walk back down. Nice easy walk with loads of photo opportunities. Very beautiful and serene. I recommend getting back on the tram at the bottom stop to return to the parking lot. It's a long... walk in the blazing sun.

2  Thank Laurie W
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I love that this park which is within Tucson city limits, but one can really get away from it all quite quickly.
Excellent visitor center to start off with. Plenty of free materials about trails and hiking info. Also, I bought several bird and cactus guides there that were very helpful.
I've walked the pavement road round-trip several times (takes about an hour at a good clip), and also ventured off onto the winding sandy and rocky paths to get close-up views of the amazing saguaros (some with crazy branches bending here and there). There's a wash that sometimes has a river running down it ---and over the bridges ---in the monsoon season. Impressive! Lots of wild animal sightings... especially at dusk. Deer, roadrunners, hummingbirds, and even a rattlesnake.

3  Thank AnaCasanaSeattle
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