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Carnival of Illusion in Tucson
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Carnival of Illusion in Tucson
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A 20,000-acre desert natural preserve that accommodates many outdoor activities.
8451 W McCain Loop, Tucson, AZ 85735-9062
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All reviewsgates passbrown mountainjw marriottdesert museumsonoran desertsaguaro cactihiking trailsbeautiful areawest sidetake picturesshort drivedesert floorrock formationsgilberthikemccainscenery
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is a beautiful drive with lots of desert scenery including saguaro and other cacti and rugged hillsides. Worth a visit to enjoy the magic of the desert.

1  Thank Steven W
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Tucson Mountain Park is nestled next to Saguaro National Park, and continues the majestic beauty of the Sonoran Desert. The Saguaros stand eight stories tall with multiple arms showing them to be centuries old. Hiking trails and many amazing sunset views looking over Avra Valley....More

1  Thank Grant H
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We stumbled across one of their trails while chasing the sunset. We did a little hiking and would have loved to do more but found it difficult to find trail maps. Beautiful area!

1  Thank Fred59715
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Had a great visit, drove around the loop roads in east and west parks , the cacti are much larger in the west park, some up to 75 feet, make sure you take water even a short walk you need it in the summer, having...More

1  Thank nick b
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The Park is adjacent to Saguaro National Park west. Thank heavens someone protected this precious natural environment from McMansions and other developments. Just a short drive west of downtown Tucson via Gates Pass, Ajo Road or Twin Peaks Road you will discover thousands of mature...More

2  Thank Ernest M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a county own park, right next to the National Park. There are a few trails. The top of gates pass (Speedway Blvd. far west end) is maybe the best sunset view in the Tucson area. Near this park is Saguaro national park, Arizona...More

Thank TucsonTerry
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The Sonoran Desert never ceases to amaze--it's become a favorite environment for inspiration. Seeing the diverse wild life that thrives, despite these dry conditions encourages me every drive through.

Thank ECP-Writes
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We went to this park right before sunset and enjoyed the view as day transitioned into night. Once the sky was dark, the stars were out in full force. It was worth the drive.

1  Thank fr1111621
Reviewed 1 June 2018

There is indeed some impressive Sonoran desert landscape here, but it's far from the top of the list in this regard in the Tucson area. Catalina, Saguaro, Sabino, etc. are all more attractive IMO.

Thank montanapescado
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Don’t miss it. I have been to Tucson 12 times and this is a must visit every trip. Saguaro National Monument is out in the Tucson Mountains, Old Tucson, and Desert Museum. You can backtrack to leave through Gates Pass or Kinney Rd. If you...More

1  Thank jklemon8
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Kimberly T
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Response from Pudik | Reviewed this property |
We visited on April - it was nice weather season.
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Response from Anthony M | Reviewed this property |
The closest mountains north (NNW) of Robles Junction/Three Points, AZ are the Roskruge Mountains. It seems as though looking north from Robles Junction you would be looking at the very eastern stretch of the Roskruge... More