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Running/hiking this area was amazing! The cactai forest is unique and awe- inspiring. The trails... read more

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Beautiful canyon, amazing views, lots of hiking trails, a lot of Saguaro cacti. My visit was during... read more

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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.
5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750-0800
+1 520-749-2861
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Running/hiking this area was amazing! The cactai forest is unique and awe- inspiring. The trails are nicely maintained. The weather in January is perfect for being outdoors, just be aware that it gets dark early.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gene9680
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful canyon, amazing views, lots of hiking trails, a lot of Saguaro cacti. My visit was during the government shutdown but the visitor center was still open. The park staff is very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 921adriank
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sabino Canyon has good trails for hiking as well as waterfall/wide creek access. There is a good gift store with many informative books or desert souvenirs.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nyceone
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a beautiful canyon just on the outskirts of Tucson that should be on any visitor's list of attractions. This is particularly lush Sonoran desert with many Saguaro cacti and a very wide variety of vegetation. From the visitor center there are several trails...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Gregory K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We parked at the Bear Canyon Trailhead to hike to Seven Falls. The temporary staff at the visitor center did not seem to know about this trailhead, but it was on their maps so we searched around and found it. Lovely hike up a dry...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank dasco474
Reviewed 3 days ago

good facilities for parking, restrooms, snacks. Great trails and views. Actual streams in the desert flowing between the cactus. Trail signs can be a little deceptive and distances can be farther than you first imagine, so get some maps from the reception area, carry water...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank clydejazz
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sabino Canyon is beautiful! The trolley is a great option to bring guests who may not be able to hike, but still want to be immersed in the desert experience. But also the hikes are amazing and you can truly make it into whatever experience...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EAG1601
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sabino Canyon is a magnificent place to get out of the city and enjoy nature. There are many trails to hike or just walk the canyon road and explore the many easily accessible spots just off the road. If you are up for a little...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lauramariemc
Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite the government shutdown this park was clean, easily accessible from Tucson and full of interesting vegetation and scenic views. Varying trail lengths and abilities.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank funfamily5
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bottom line - this hike is in our top 10 list for most beautiful hikes, and we hike, a lot. We started at the Bear Canyon Trailhead. No problem finding a parking spot on a Monday, but there was room for only about 15 vehicles,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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.
28 December 2018|
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Response from Ernest M | Reviewed this property |
Yes the trails are open as well as the paved road for walkers/hikers (closed to cars and no tram service at this time). The visitor center and restrooms are probably closed. Generally the parking lot stays open but that may... More
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.