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We were looking forward to hiking in Sabino Canyon on our next trip to Tucson. We live in the... read more

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short walk or long hike.....great to walk among the saguaro and other desert flora. Well tended... read more

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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.
5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750-0800
+1 520-749-2861
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Reviewed yesterday

We were looking forward to hiking in Sabino Canyon on our next trip to Tucson. We live in the Pacific Northwest and when we have an opportunity to travel somewhere warm during the cold months, we always get out and hike/walk the area. Sabino Canyon...More

Thank Jacksons4112015
Reviewed 2 days ago

short walk or long hike.....great to walk among the saguaro and other desert flora. Well tended trails, excellent visitors center

Thank cvcalifornia
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great Site wish I had more time to visit around. There is so many beautiful things to see. Overall great experience.

Thank MarquandPP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trails on which you can see a wide variety of desert plants. Free for holders of National Parks Senior Pass.

Thank George V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful network of trails and fun for all ages. Wonderful weather for November. This is one of the most visited places in Tucson, but there is ample parking, visitor center and refreshments after exploring the area.

Thank misssunbeamlv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beauty place for walking and observing. After 4:00pm free entrance on cars, very hilly road, who has sick feet not recommended.

Thank Marina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Canyon and area was absolutely beautiful. I just loved it. Nice little community around it with cool mountain house on the mountainside. Just loved the view!

Thank leadplar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked the former tram path 3.7 miles in to canyon. Great sites throughout. Many off road trails for serious hikers Still in search for javelinas do they exist? Great experience very peaceful.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visitor. The staff in the visitors center were accommodating and helped us choose the right path for a couple of our age with some minor physial limitations. Had a beautiful experiance on a cool Saturday morning

Thank jpnacodudes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hiked this one November morning. Great to be out in the open with nature. The views and desert vegetation are truly amazing.

Thank GitchyGarrons
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8 November 2018|
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Response from chelle594 | Reviewed this property |
Tram wasn’t working and we were told they are going to upgrade it to an electric tram better for environment but couldn’t say when it would be operational.
27 June 2018|
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Response from Bari R | Reviewed this property |
Sabino Canyon is about a 20 minute drive from Saguaro National a monument East. October is a beautiful time to visit. Mount alemmon is about an hours drive from Tucson, if you want to go to the top, which you should... More
11 March 2018|
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Response from brownsq | Reviewed this property |
It's about 2 1/2 miles each way. We are 60 years old and had no trouble with it. Not a lot of elevation gain. You do have to cross the creek 7 times by walking on rocks. I think an agile 7 or 8 year old would be fine. Feet... More