Good, well groomed walking trails, close to town. Walk a little or take a big hike, easy to do either way.
Tucson Mountain Park is just west of Tucson If you go west on Speedway out through Gates Pass you will see the best of the area. It may be a bit unnerving as you go through the pass but it really is not bad it is just a surprise to see such beauty as you drive. There is the Arizona... More
One of my favorite parks to photograph and hike. This is completely natural Sonoran desert. If you're lucky you'll see coyotes or tiny desert deer or desert tortoise. It's especially gorgeous at sunset. Most folks who don't want to stray far from the car go to the aptly named sunset point. The western portion is near Saquaro National Park west,... More
Drove through the park and the scenery is amazing. The mountain peaks are covered with magnificent saguaros. and the vistas are just beautiful.
I've been to Tucson Mountain Park twice to go mountain biking, and I've gotten lost twice. I'm an avid hiker, and consider myself fairly good at staying on trail, or finding my way back to it when necessary, but in this park, I found that there aren't many landmarks to help orient yourself. The small, pointy hilltops look very much... More
We did a couple of hikes in the Tucson Mountain Park. There are all levels of hiking available and the mountains and views were wonderful. The David Yetman trail was quite challenging but worth the effort and it connects with other trails along the way. Bring lots of water.
A friend invited me to hike. I'm getting back in shape and it sounded fun. We hiked from near Cat Mountain, I don't remember the trail, over to the Marriott Starr Pass golf shop and had breakfast. I made it fine but was sore the next couple of days but hey I haven't hiked in many many years.
All in all it's worth the time to drive in to check it out. If you've never seen a cactus you will be surprised to see so many. Spend some time to study the various shapes and sizes. Like snowflakes, no two are ever alike. Most of them are friendly in appearance, but most don't like to be hugged. Great... More
We basically stumbled upon this area while getting lost searching for Sabino Canyon. It's a great place to drive through and take in the scenic aspects of the Sonoran Desert. Being off season, Old Tucson Studios were closed, but we did peek in through the fences and see the western village sets. Perhaps in cooler weather, or in the evenings,... More
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