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“Great exposure to the desert environment”
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 October 2, 2017

There is a very good visitor center with an informative museum. Hiking is the preferred way to see Sabino Canyon and all of the areas in the area. There is a tram that takes people about 4 miles up into the main canyon crossing the river 7 or 8 times with a narration of the geology, animals and early explorers of the canyon. Highly recommended.

Thank William R
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Very nice place in Tucson. Great for hiking and for watching wildlife. Not expensive but can get a little crowded on weekends.
Good place to take the family.

Thank Gary T
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

If this is on your "to do" list, do yourself a favor and do not put it off any longer. It is mindboggling to see how close to the City of Tucson such raw and natural beauty can be experienced. Whether you take the tram or hike you are assured of a wonderful day. We took the tram to the top and then hiked down until we were tired, then got back on the tram for another round trip. You just need to remember not to take the tram all the way out of the canyon or you will have to pay again to get back on. Any of the stops within the canyon do not cost you anything. You can ride all day if you like as long as you don't go out to the "turn around" at the park entrance. There is a $7 or $8 (not sure which) fee to enter the park or you can buy a year's pass for $20.00.

Thank James M
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

You do have to pay to park , but it is a great area for scenery and hikes at different levels of skill. There is a paved road or a lot of dirt trails of varying skill levels with lots of support if you need help. My senior card from national parks gets me in free. Nice to be higher that Tucson , so it's a lot cooler.

Thank Terry T
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Reviewed September 30, 2017

We hiked for nearly 3 hours! The canyon and area were magnificent! It was a perfect day for a long hike, though I didn't think we were going to hike that long. We just kept walking and walking. I could have had better shoes. There were blisters on both heels of my feet when I was done.

The roadrunners were fun to see... my first actual sighting of a roadrunner ever was here in Sabino Canyon! Very Cool!

We were told to keep an eye open for mountain lions... whether that be fact or fiction, I kept my eyes peeled for those mountain cats. I didn't want to be a big kitty's "tender vittles" by any means!

All in all, it was a great walk through the Canyon! Do it, but wear comfortable shoes, watch out for dangerous animals, bring a walking stick, and bring water, a hat, and your camera.

Thank ShanOC
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