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Madera Canyon

Exit 63 Off Interstate 19, 303 Old Tucson (Nogales Ranger Station), Tucson, AZ 85747
+1 520-281-2296
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Well worth the drive to picnic, camp, hike & bird watch

We're blessed to live in Sahuarita which is only a 30 minute drive from Madera Canyon. Very few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AZfreebirds
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Sahuarita, Arizona
Scenic mountain

A wonderful drive up the canyon, with exciting views all around. Partway up, you run into the bird... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
wes53032
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Green Valley, Arizona
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Exit 63 Off Interstate 19, 303 Old Tucson (Nogales Ranger Station), Tucson, AZ 85747
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+1 520-281-2296

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We're blessed to live in Sahuarita which is only a 30 minute drive from Madera Canyon. Very few people know that Madera Canyon is one of the premier "bird watching" locations in the world! There are numerous picnic areas, a nice campground, many hiking trails...More

Thank AZfreebirds
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A wonderful drive up the canyon, with exciting views all around. Partway up, you run into the bird area, with numerous types of bird, a special stop for bird watchers. Watch the wild turkeys roam all around you, and a deer on occasion. Great for...More

Thank wes53032
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and our 2 youngest teens came to Tucson to visit my dad. He suggested a hike here and it was absolutely beautiful. We opted to hike the nature trail instead of the more advanced trail my dad has hiked in the past. Coming...More

Thank Liberty W
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We've been to Madera Canyon a few times and always see lots of great birds. There aren't a lot of sweeping views but it is a very pretty place. Also, not a scary mountain road for those afraid of heights like me. Several good hiking...More

Thank hummingbird_206
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My daughter and I hiked to the top of Mount Wrightson in February. The trails were well marked. Birdlife is abundant in the creek bottom.

Thank 164lorit
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Hot Tucson day so we drove to Madera Canyon. Nice easy drive from Tucson.Pretty park, lots of trees and picnic areas. We did not hike, but there are many trails to take. Restrooms at the picnic areas.

Thank Janelle H
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Wonderful area if you are a birder. Lots of places to bird and a great variety of birds from the desert scrub up to the higher elevations. Santa Rita Lodge has feeders that always attract a wide variety of birds. If you are into hiking...More

2  Thank labs33
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Madera canyon offers a brief reprieve from the desert floor. Travel up the canyon and watch the changing vegetation ...hike the surrounding hills for. Great view of the lower desert areas

Thank Marc W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have visited here many times to enjoy the out doors. At times there is water in the little stream and the kids had a lot of fun sliding around on the rocks. The hiking varies from a stroll in the trees to more strenuous....More

Thank 11lawson
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed nice hike up mountain from the upper or farthest parking. Saw three deer along the trail. We stopped and the two gift shops, both have nice scenic bird watching area's with seating. Great to view many local birds- hummingbirds, woodpeckers, finches and more.

Thank Brian C
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Betty E
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Response from fotoman170 | Reviewed this property |
I got my pass at the USFS downtown but I am disabled so I qualified for the perpetual pass and had to get it at the office. If you are on Social Security, you will have to do the same. Otherwise I'd just get the pass at the... More
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Betty E
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You can buy it at the entrance
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Liz B
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Response from george s | Reviewed this property |
google the averaqges for the area... been warm this year so could be warm... nights do get chilly...
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