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Excellent if you want a nice walk. Don’t go if you want to commune with nature

Thank goodness we got there before it opened so we could enjoy a quiet walk. By 10am ( on a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
livinginPA
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PA
Mountain exercise

Took shuttle to top of canyon. Walked back down. Due to spring thaw many of the bridges had... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jim H
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thank goodness we got there before it opened so we could enjoy a quiet walk. By 10am ( on a weekday) the main parking lots was full. The paths all around the area were full of kids and people walking with music.. and lots of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank livinginPA
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took shuttle to top of canyon. Walked back down. Due to spring thaw many of the bridges had running water over them. Still passable. Walking through water was like being in a deep freeze but refreshing.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to see the local flora and want to hike this is the place. Easy to walk around on a paved path or more intensive hikes into the canyon. Great for the family it seems a lot of people go there with a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have come to the Tucson area for 2 years now and Sabino Canyon is one of our favorite spots. We take the shuttle to the top and take a leisurely walk back down.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank svchirco
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited what happened to be the first inaugural bus ( a program that was being restarted that day 3/17/2019 after a long absence). Narrated tour with 9 stops. One bus had audio issues, and drivers were still getting comfortable driving through significant water over...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AndyA2763
Reviewed 4 days ago

Rangers and volunteer docents galore, you can experience the canyon environment and learn from the experts while you're at it. Their passion shows when sharing about the canyon. The shuttles are in flux, but soon will be able to cart you up the hill to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CanRocksLover
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the park and went up on the shuttles early season after big snow falls so water was highest in 100 years. Walked down from half way point which is a great walk, trails surrounded by cactus with nice views of the valley

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gerald N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Today was the first day, but they are back. They are currently 22 passenger busses, but expect the electric 62 passenger trams in May or so. The cost was $10 per adult. I don’t know kids cost.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank JeanL46
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank silvera2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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SaraC7716
10 February 2019|
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Response from traveltheworld012 | Reviewed this property |
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
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NDakGirl
29 January 2019|
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Response from travelinglilbit | Reviewed this property |
I didnt look to see if it was running. But everything was open. Bathrooms, the store, park rangers were working.
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Go236486
28 December 2018|
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Response from azbuceadora | Reviewed this property |
The start date for the new shuttle operator has not been announced yet, despite what anyone has "heard." No one knows the cost yet.
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