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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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One of my favorite local get-aways

Madera is one of my favorite local get-aways. hard ot believe you're so close to Tucson - It feels... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ty_Stout
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Tucson, Arizona
Mt. Wrightson Hike

I did a solo hike to the summit of Mt. Wrightson on a Thursday morning and the only company I had... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
jpappas40
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Tucson, Arizona
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“green valley” (44 reviews)
“bird watching” (39 reviews)
LOCATION
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 5 weeks ago

Madera is one of my favorite local get-aways. hard ot believe you're so close to Tucson - It feels like a completely different world. Almost guaranteed to experience wildlife, particularly mule deer or turkey. If you're a fan of birding, they have a a great...More

Thank Ty_Stout
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I did a solo hike to the summit of Mt. Wrightson on a Thursday morning and the only company I had was the wildlife. The hike itself was on the moderate plus to difficult side, I'm 67 so the hike was challenging. I took the...More

Thank jpappas40
Reviewed 31 October 2017

You put your entry/parking fee ($5) in an envelope and put the stub on the car dash and the envelope in a containder. Easy unless you need change. Anyway the canyon is beautiful and the hiking is fun. A bit of a challenge for those...More

Thank Travellingdude2
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I've driven to Madera canyon twice to hike it's beautiful mountain, the latest one is to Santa Rita trail. it's not a very common trail. I feel so lucky to have a group to introduce these mountains. anyway, Madera canyon has so much to offer,...More

Thank Gail L
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Hiking to the peak of Mt Wrightson from the nearest lot takes 3-4 hours each way. Along the way, I saw Turkey, Mule Deer, various lizards and a Tarantula. The views from the peak are stunning but it's not necessary to go all the way...More

Thank dolomoto
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My husband and I love to go here to hike. Short or long trails available and an abundance of wildlife from turkey to bear (hope not to run into them) :-) lots of deer. Picnic areas.

Thank Kristy A
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A beautiful place to drive, hike and picnic. Lots of places to stop and admire the scenery. Washrooms are available but did not find potable water.

Thank EMT60
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The canyon is a wonderful place for a day away from the city. There are numerous hiking trails and it is a great place for birdwatching.

Thank CH85742
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A short drive from Green Valley/Sahuarita and a lovely place to picnic with all the beautiful areas available with lots of tables. And next to the gift shop is great place to watch all the different birds on feeders.

Thank Sonia S
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A scenic area good for hiking and birding. This is now a fee area $10 per car or $5 with a national park senior pass. Many trail access areas with informative plaques about the fauna and flora. A number of picnic areas along the way....More

Thank Sarracenia
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Adrian P
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You'll be fine
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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
11 March 2017|
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Response from katiepenney | Reviewed this property |
You can buy it at the entrance
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