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Awesome Canyon Hiking

We were in Tucson for a month in March to escape our snow belt winter. We rented a condo that was a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pittsfordnewmans
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Rochester,NY
Stunning saguaro scenery

So many options - short stroll or strenuous hike. Definitely want ankle high boots if really... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisa S
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Missoula
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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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5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750-0800
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 January 2003

This is a great place to hike and see beautiful desert scenery. We just took the main paved road (with baby in tow) for a few miles, but still lots to see. Next time, we'll take the tram because it includes a narrative by the...More

34  Thank kerim124
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Don't get me wrong, Sabino Canyon was pretty, BUT... First they charge a $5 "parking fee", then quickly herd you to a line where they charge $10/person for the tram. Once you board the tram they take your ticket & the tram takes off...at THAT...More

7  Thank Teresa G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in Tucson for a month in March to escape our snow belt winter. We rented a condo that was a few minutes drive to Sabino Canyon. We went there most days. The park is a beautiful dessert park with miles of cacti. We...More

Thank Pittsfordnewmans
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So many options - short stroll or strenuous hike. Definitely want ankle high boots if really trekking as thick desert flora ... also be vigilant that sun sets quickly w radical temp change! Beautiful area.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even those unable to hike ,are enabled a view inside the canyons that make up such an important part of the desert landscape. The tram ride takes you all the way to the end of the paved segment of the Sabino trail. It also opens...More

Thank Turkey2Tucson
Reviewed 4 days ago

Want to get lost in the beautiful and magical energy of the desert and its life, but always find your way back? If so, come to Sabino Canyon. This place has great educational resources and magical learning opportunities. Signs will guide you & teach you...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did two day hikes in this area...Seven Falls and Blackett's Ridge trails. It had recently rained so the falls and pools at the end of the Seven Falls trail were exceptional. Trail to get to the falls crossed a stream numerous times. Trail could have...More

Thank Mike4563
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just a note that the shuttle buses up Sabino and Bear Canyons have not been running this fall, due to a transition from one shuttle service concession to a new one. It is not clear when they will start running again, though it is a...More

2  Thank mojave_ben
Reviewed 1 week ago

we have been coming to tucson for visits several times now. this was our first exploration of the sabino canyon area. its is now one of our favorite places to explore. there are an abundant number of hiking options with a varying change of terrain...More

Thank worldexplorer53
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hike in Sabino Canyon frequently, and quite safe going alone. I've spotted four snakes, plenty of deer and some cottontail rabbits. This is a beautiful, peaceful place to visit and I highly recommend it.

Thank meganjanebursey
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been there a couple of times, and the hike is amazing! I did the seven falls trail, there is a shuttle bus that takes you half way up, and then you continue on your own. At the end you can rest at the seven...More

Thank aetp91
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends took us here for a hike, describing that there is a shuttle that will drop off/pick up. Unfortunately there was a sign on the ranger station that said”No shuttle, we did not apply for our permit on time”. Since we were not Millennials, and...More

1  Thank DPDDDS
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happyjack1138
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.
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DawnStone
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
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stcgdonohue
12 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
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