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Sabino Canyon

5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750-0800
+1 520-749-2861
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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.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tram ride” (343 reviews)
“visitor center” (217 reviews)
5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750-0800
+1 520-749-2861
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love this place for a great hike in the outdoors. It's been a little hot this week but had to come and see it anyways. Great sights and wildlife. Steve C.

Thank steveapdom
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a lovely recreational area. There are 11 trailheads for hiking that are accessible from this site. There are two motorized trams that will take you up a road (and down if you want) that stop at the trrailheads and will pick you up...More

1  Thank 756Annie756
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice trail with beautiful views. Going back soon to ride the shuttle. Highly recommend for solo, couple or family walks.

Thank Bobbi R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am writing about Sabino Canyon again. There is a trail I have been taking since February of 2017. It is Phone Line Trail. It has been hot, so I get to the park at 3:45 AM, today the temperature was 88F, better than the...More

Thank DBRTrips
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Growing up in Tucson, this is always a family favorite. Not a great outing for June through August because of the heat, but amy other time of year, pack some water and head up! If it's your first time, pay for the tram. You can...More

Thank Courtney H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunny early morning adventure and so worth the trip. Interesting vegetation, some insect and animal life - didn't see one snake (whew!).

Thank jannab309
Reviewed 1 week ago

Leave early and watch the sun come over the mtn. very nice, you will see some wildlife, now and then some really good stuff

Thank Gregg M
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a shuttle to take you up into the canyon that stops at different points . You can hike up trails there or just ride the shuttle all the way. As always bring a hat and water with you.

Thank richretta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was beautiful! We had a relative who brought us to Sabino on a sunny morning. He told us to use sunscreen and bring a lot of water. He was right! No shade and dry heat plus hiking was challenging in mid-day! We rode...More

Thank advntrmom10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sabino Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains on the east side of Tucson gives a good sense of the countryside around Tucson. You can walk the whole way to the end of the road (3.8 miles) or take the 45-minute, narrated trip on the shuttle...More

Thank Maggie L
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are we allowed to cookout? any grills available at the park?
15 April 2017|
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Response from JoKiddo | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are wonderful picnic areas in Sabino Canyon that have tables and grills. They are often nestled into the terrain and offer privacy. Good grill. Good table. Nearby trash collection, etc. No booze though. ~ I like... More
when do night tram tours begin and how to get tickets? Looking for first week of April...
16 March 2017|
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Response from Katherine F | Reviewed this property |
They start in April. I bet you could call them and ask
We are planning to travel to Sabino Canyon this Thursday 3/16. What kind of clothes should we wear, considering you are describing snow at one of the tram stops.
13 March 2017|
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Response from morgaine49 | Reviewed this property |
comfortable hiking clothes I would dress in layers