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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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...would be improved by bringing back the trolley/tram. Read an article regarding the stopping of this service and it seemed to be somewhat political (what isn't)? The park area is lovely but unless you want to walk several miles before getting into the canyon for...More
Got to Tucson too late to take full advantage of Sabino Canyon but what we were able to see and do made sure we will go back next time we are in town. Good hiking in very scenic area but quite close to town. Very...More
Great views and lots of fun. Just remember to put on bug repellent - we were there in the summer and it had rained recently which meant the mosquitoes were out in force. Had a great time but all of us came home covered in...More
If you want to get out and exercise a little, this walk has gradually incline until you get closer to the top. You'll cross over water on your way up to a great view and waterfall most of the year. Bring plenty of water and...More
Every time I go back to Tucson, I hike this canyon. It's a terrific show of the flora and fauna of the desert environment, and depending on the weather, a test in endurance. Don't recommend going in the summer as the heat can be unbearable.
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
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
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 consider. If you want to hike in each area, it would be hard to do in one day, but if you want to take the tram in Sabino, drive the loop in Saguaro East, and drive up to Mt Lemmon for a quick stay there, it’s possible but I’d recommend staying longer in each place to appreciate the beauty of each area. Two days would be great!
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
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 might get wet, the creek isn't deep. We did see kids on the trail.