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Tucson Mountain Park

8451 W McCain Loop, Tucson, AZ 85735-9062
+1 520-724-9999
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A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor activities.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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8451 W McCain Loop, Tucson, AZ 85735-9062
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"brown mountain"
in 8 reviews
"gates pass"
in 24 reviews
"jw marriott"
in 5 reviews
"desert museum"
in 25 reviews
"desert hiking"
in 6 reviews
"mountain biking"
in 4 reviews
"saguaro cacti"
in 11 reviews
"great trails"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 5 reviews
"west side"
in 7 reviews
"take pictures"
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"desert floor"
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"great drive"
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"rock formations"
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"gilbert"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is indeed some impressive Sonoran desert landscape here, but it's far from the top of the list in this regard in the Tucson area. Catalina, Saguaro, Sabino, etc. are all more attractive IMO.

Thank montanapescado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don’t miss it. I have been to Tucson 12 times and this is a must visit every trip. Saguaro National Monument is out in the Tucson Mountains, Old Tucson, and Desert Museum. You can backtrack to leave through Gates Pass or Kinney Rd. If you...More

1  Thank jklemon8
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

You take this road to arrive at either the Saguaro National Park and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. There are many turnouts and trailheads for picture taking.

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Hiked the View Trail. Nice and easy, beautiful trail. There are rock steps to a nice view from the top. Benchs on top to sit and reflect.

Thank Carol A
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

So close to the city. A great drive with some super hiking. So nice to see wilderness areas protected when capitalists could have mined and desecrated the area.

Thank ancientmoods
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Driving to Saguaro National Park (West) we drove through Tucson Mountain Park. There is NO charge for this. Amazing scenery and the pullouts had trails that immediately put you IN the scene. Wonderful photo ops! It was a nice appetizer for our National Park visit!

1  Thank Sharolyn L
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We drove through one afternoon in the rain and the views were great! I can only imagine they're even better with sunny skies. A few places to pull off and explore and take photos and enjoy nature. Definitely worth getting off the interstate.

Thank Rouge386
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

This is part of the Saguaro National Park -- West. Get a map at the visitor's center, where you must pay a fee -- $15.00. There are hiking trails. The Bajada Loop Drive is NOT paved and runs about 5 miles. There is a speed...More

Thank Janice R
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Visiting a movie set in the middle of the desert is a very unusual experience. This location has incredible movie history with over 50 major motion pictures filmed here. Well worth the walk around tour, although the train ride is a bit hokey.

1  Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Completed this hike with a friend this am. It took us about 3 hours for the 4.2 miles. Beautiful, hiking up small mountain ridges, looking down at the Desert Museum. We were able to watch and hear the Raptors fly this am!

1  Thank travelbird80
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Kimberly T
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Response from Pudik | Reviewed this property |
We visited on April - it was nice weather season.
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Rainflower777
17 August 2016|
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Response from Anthony M | Reviewed this property |
The closest mountains north (NNW) of Robles Junction/Three Points, AZ are the Roskruge Mountains. It seems as though looking north from Robles Junction you would be looking at the very eastern stretch of the Roskruge... More
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