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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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Sabino Canyon is one of several places to hike in the unique Coronado National Forest of Arizona. This is the location where Saguaro cactus are king and they are awesome- old, monumental and like nothing you have seen before. The Canyon has several well marked...More
Sabino canyon has so much to offer with a good walk. Sightseeing, or a tour. They havea information center with lots of great displays of the desert and history. The gift shop is small and uneventful by the map section is a hidden gem. Bathrooms...More
You can choose your demand level. We took it easy most of the hike. Water was flowing so great picture opportunities. Nice easy parking. We spent 2 hours as that was the time we had. More than enough for what we wanted. Canyon area was...More
My daughter and I hiked this trail today. It’s about a mile walk from the visitor center to the trail. We had to remove our boots to cross the river which was up over the bridge (talk about cold water!) but the rest of the...More
Been meaning to get to Sabino Canyon for a few years and we finally did it the other day. It was suggested that we arrive early, which was good advice for two reasons: beat the crowds and also hike before the day gets too warm....More
We had the good fortune of hiking after a wet winter. The desert was green.
Short, easy trails near the visitor center, but the further you get from those close-in trails, the fewer people you see.
I reccomend parking at the overflow lot. The trail...More
My husband and I went on several different trails and it was absolutely beautiful and very well maintained. Locals are extremely friendly and very happy to answer any questions we had. Not a tough hike at all. Seven falls was flooded at the time so...More
Lots of trails to choose from in a gorgeous desert setting. The streams and dam usually run year round here and the hiking is fabulous! The only fee is a $5 parking fee which I don't even pay for that because I use my NatParks...More
Until they get the canyon shuttle back in operation anyone other than avid hikers (elderly, children, physically challenged in any way) are better off going to one of the other numerous parks in the area.
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To answer your question, the tram ride tickets can be purchased at the Sabino Cayon visitor center at the time you arrive. The boarding station is right next to the visitor center, so thee would be very little walking... More
To answer your question, the tram ride tickets can be purchased at the Sabino Cayon visitor center at the time you arrive. The boarding station is right next to the visitor center, so thee would be very little walking needed...... that is IF the tram were running, which it is not. We were there in January and there was no tram. The website says that the all new electric trams will be up and running no later than July, 2019. The delay is due to a permit to run them being approved. The recent government shutdown probably delayed it further.
The good news is that hiking here is relatively easy, mostly flat and paved roads and trails. Further into the park there are crushed gravel trails including one that begins to the right of the visitor center. If you were to hike more than a mile or two toward the foot hills the terrain would be much hillier and moderately difficult. Unless someone has a walking disability I think you and an 11 year old would be just fine hiking here and a tram is not needed. Entry to the park is $5/vehicle. Tram (when running) is an additional $10/person, $5/person ages 3-12. I hope this is helpful and you enjoy Sabino Canyon, we thought it was very beautiful.