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Tucson Mountain Park

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Address: 8451 W McCain Loop, Tucson, AZ 85735-9062
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A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor...

A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor activities.

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Tucson Mountain Park

One of my favorite free attractions. Here you can see the giant Saquaro Cacti, the Sonoran Desert and maybe even some wildlife. A great place for photos early in the AM or at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2015
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Centennial, Colorado
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Centennial, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

One of my favorite free attractions. Here you can see the giant Saquaro Cacti, the Sonoran Desert and maybe even some wildlife. A great place for photos early in the AM or at sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

If you only have one day in Tucson or it's your first day there, go to Tucson Mountain Park first. It's the most beautiful, least crowded, uniquely scenic area. It's just west of Tucson. Go over the Gates Pass, visit the Red Hills visitor center and drive through the west section of Saguaro National Park. While you are in that... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

We stayed a night in the RV spots...fairly level gravel spots with power...multiple water and dumps near the entrance...no waiting so to speak. Roads good, camp is clean.

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Plenty of hiking and biking opportunities here, in a wonderfully preserved county park! We camped at Ray Gilbert camping area, 139 sites, and not even half full while we stayed there. Biking is a joy, a little busy on the McKinney road, but quiet on the McCain Loop road. Lots of hiking trails to enjoy but watch out for the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Plenty of beautiful hikes to be found with a lot of saguaros and rock formations. bring your own food and water and wear a hat and sunscreen. Not typically a crowded outing for being so close to town.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Very near the Desert Museum, this is an opportunity to see lots of Saguaro and other cacti in the wild.

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

We ride through here often and are never disappointed. You will really love it. Don't miss out. Many trails to walk!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

This is really the Sonoran Desert at its best. Drive up to Gates Pass and watch the sunset! Just take Speedway west out of downtown.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

What an enjoyable drive giving us a real taste of the of the desert environment, take the time to explore parts on foot.

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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

This is a beautiful location to drive in, hike, or stroll. Remember you're in the desert, so if you go in the summer only go in the early morning or late evening. Tucson is much better from October - April.

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