Sabino Canyon
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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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GrandmaB212
Sequim, WA36 contributions
Nov. 2022
We took the shuttle to the through the canyon. Being fall, it was beautiful. This is one of the most beautiful areas around Tucson. So glad we did it.
Written November 21, 2022
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airport63london
London50 contributions
Oct. 2022
Wow! The most wonderful experience of being up close and personal with the endless natural vistas. We took the train up which gave a perspective and walked down just soaking up the beauty admiring not only the most magnificent and elderly saguaros but also the wonderful rock formations, flowing streams, The Thimble, and many plants native to the area. The walk down is very easy and if taken slowly at every turn a new vista and photo opportunity presents itself.
Written November 17, 2022
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John H
Westmount, Canada494 contributions
Nov. 2022
A beautiful, natural outdoor experience. This is about nature 'as it is'; pure and simple. One can choose to hike the lower elevations on simple, easy-to-walk, mostly flat paths. Or one can choose slightly more aggressive hikes. And/or one can pay and ride the tram up to higher elevations (and hike down...or ride both ways). For those interested in birding, there are many species to see. I also saw a gray desert fox (in the day time). There are parking and facilities at the entrance/visitor center. $8 parking for the car, all day (with in and our privileges). - I enjoyed returning a few times over the week to enjoy the exercise, fresh air, and sites. FWIIW, no biking allowed in the park during main operational hours.
Written November 15, 2022
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purplepenguin
Indiana319 contributions
Oct. 2022
I was wanting to see lots of saguaros and this place had them! We took the sabino canyon tram ride because of my fellow travelers' mobility issues, and I would highly recommend it. They said it was the best part of our weeklong trip visiting the Tucson area. There were also many stops along the tram ride if people wanted to get off and hike, but we just stayed on it for the whole ride. I had heard that there were lots of large saguaros here and this park didn't disappoint. I could have spent the day trying to look at them all (they are all unique), but that wasn't an option. So instead, I just soaked in all the sunshine and took lots of pictures.
Written November 13, 2022
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MarcostheCuban
Frisco, TX34 contributions
Nov. 2022
Well maintained, expansive, you could spend weeks there. Easy access and parking. Remember you start at 3,000 feet above sea level and go up from there. (Gentle at first).
Written November 13, 2022
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Gary W
Salina, KS24 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Family
Easy hiking on paved roads. Options were plenty for trails but with 2 children under 3 stayed on paved road . Was pleasantly surprised with scenery despite being paved. We went several days out and back 4-6 miles round trip
Written November 10, 2022
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B S
7 contributions
Feb. 2022
We were on a limited schedule so didn't have time for Saguaro National Park. We limited our visit here and it was Amazingly gorgeous!!!! If you want to see some amazing cactuses and views, definitely visit. We will be back!
Written October 20, 2022
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Joseph C
Stamford, CT762 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Couples
It has tons of cactus and water runs through it in a spectacular landscape with rugged canyon walks, great cactus and soaring cliffs uses.

Between passenger conveyances and easy paced walks - despite heat and soaring canyon walks - it is spectacular.

There is a soft wheeled tram that makes it easier and treks if you wish. What it conveys despite unobvious water flow controls is a rugged picture of nature that hasn’t been destroyed by development.
Written October 18, 2022
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Maureen C
Phoenix, AZ1 contribution
Oct. 2022
Always enjoy the tram ride up Sabino Canyon. They have added in the narrated audio since my last visit; I appreciated that. Was a bit more restrictive on getting off and on the tram this time, with less frequency of trams coming up the canyon, but still a good experience. A true "flavor" of the Sonoran Desert and the rare riparian ecosystem within it. The "fanned" saguaro on the short loop trail just east of the Visitor's Center was very unique - have lived in Arizona my whole life and never seen that before. Worth the time, helpful staff, nice Visitor's Center - will return next time I'm in Tucson.
Written October 10, 2022
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avgjoey
Barrie, Canada520 contributions
May 2022
I would recommend not hiking in the middle of the as it was hot. We hiked back and forth to the dam. The walking paths were clean and clear and well marked. The information center was informative and a great place to cool off after the hike. Great views of the hills. Ample parking and cost to visit was reasonable. Bring lots of water.
Written September 3, 2022
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