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Sabino Canyon

5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750-0800
+1 520-749-2861
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Must see in Southern Arizona

Beautul canyon, hikes and trams, flora and fauna. Spend a couple of hours, half the day or the... read more

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Joseph D
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Tucson, Arizona
Nice guided tour

Several volunteers available to help give you assistance on what you would like to see... read more

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Portland, Oregon
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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.
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“tram ride” (372 reviews)
“paved road” (143 reviews)
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5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750-0800
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautul canyon, hikes and trams, flora and fauna. Spend a couple of hours, half the day or the whole day! The staff offers guided hikes, great displays and a very nice store.

Thank Joseph D
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Reviewed yesterday

Several volunteers available to help give you assistance on what you would like to see. Unfortunately, it was raining so we did not elect to hike then, but hope to go back some day.

Thank hummingbirdflysfree
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Reviewed yesterday

I spent the whole day here - hiking up to Blackett's Ridge was tough and rewarding, and then I did the Phoneline Trail to the end of the road. Just as spectacular. I rested there a while and took the lovely shuttle back down to...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Take the shuttle into the park. $10 For narrated ride and once in can ride the shuttle all day. Nine stops and can get on and off

Thank dianeinny
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed Sabino Canyon so much we went back for a second time. Be prepared if visiting on the weekend, parking was crazy. If the first lot looks full proceed to the overflow right away to save time. We liked the variety of hiking from...More

Thank Stacy C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice views from the canyon as you elevate to the top of the mountain. There are 9 tram stops from bottom to top so you have a choice of how much walking you care to do, it is all paved so it is easy to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The trail is about 3 miles long and takes you gradually up the mountain. One is immediately surrounded by nature with the saguaro trees in abundance. The scenery is mountainous desert and most impressive. You can either walk (the trail or paved road), or ride...More

Thank rudolf389
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I used to drive up here in 1967 and spend the day. No driving now, but a $10 ticket will get you a round trip ride to the top and back. You can get off at any stop and back on at any stop. This...More

1  Thank Halsie
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's hard to believe this little oasis is in Tucson. Beautiful scenery! There is a tram you can take up and down the canyon. The driver gives a lot of information about history and geology. If you are able, when you get to the top...More

1  Thank Kathy C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At Sabino Canyon, you can take a tram ride through the canyon. You get off the tram at various stops and hike the trails. You can also start off from the visitor center and enjoy a hike from there. Remember to stop at the visitor...More

Thank Marybeth B
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Patricia Y
18 February 2018|
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Response from Marybeth B | Reviewed this property |
I believe you have to park near the visitor center, but there are trails that you can take right from there. Ask the volunteers/staff for trail info. They will give you a map and great trail info! The volunteers are usually... More
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carney33
25 January 2018|
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Response from That_is_15 | Reviewed this property |
After you park you can purchase shuttle tickets at the small building to the left of the visitor center. It may be cash only, I do not remember. Suggestion: ride up, walk down.
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leslieandsonny
23 January 2018|
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Response from azbuceadora | Reviewed this property |
No pets are allowed in Sabino Canyon. You may hike with your dog on a leash on Mt. Lemmon, Catalina State Park, and the Loop (the multi-use path along the river banks). The Loop is nice because there are water stations set... More
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