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Sabino Canyon

5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750-0800
+1 520-749-2861
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Great hiking but busy parking lot

We enjoyed Sabino Canyon so much we went back for a second time. Be prepared if visiting on the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stacy C
Goodyear, Arizona
Great ride, walk or hike - Your choice!

Nice views from the canyon as you elevate to the top of the mountain. There are 9 tram stops from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brian L
Grosse Ile
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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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“paved road” (143 reviews)
5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750-0800
+1 520-749-2861
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed Sabino Canyon so much we went back for a second time. Be prepared if visiting on the weekend, parking was crazy. If the first lot looks full proceed to the overflow right away to save time. We liked the variety of hiking from...More

Thank Stacy C
Reviewed yesterday

Nice views from the canyon as you elevate to the top of the mountain. There are 9 tram stops from bottom to top so you have a choice of how much walking you care to do, it is all paved so it is easy to...More

1  Thank Brian L
Reviewed yesterday

The trail is about 3 miles long and takes you gradually up the mountain. One is immediately surrounded by nature with the saguaro trees in abundance. The scenery is mountainous desert and most impressive. You can either walk (the trail or paved road), or ride...More

Thank rudolf389
Reviewed 2 days ago

I used to drive up here in 1967 and spend the day. No driving now, but a $10 ticket will get you a round trip ride to the top and back. You can get off at any stop and back on at any stop. This...More

1  Thank Halsie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's hard to believe this little oasis is in Tucson. Beautiful scenery! There is a tram you can take up and down the canyon. The driver gives a lot of information about history and geology. If you are able, when you get to the top...More

1  Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At Sabino Canyon, you can take a tram ride through the canyon. You get off the tram at various stops and hike the trails. You can also start off from the visitor center and enjoy a hike from there. Remember to stop at the visitor...More

Thank Marybeth B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful canyon with a hiking trail, or, scenic outlooks if you don't want to walk. Great views of the saguaro!

Thank Charlet E
Reviewed 5 days ago

We’ll maintain trail & enjoy hiking. Very scenic route tram & lots of picnic spots. Great place hiking & biking in the morning

Thank Jyotindra P
Reviewed 5 days ago

A local friend hiked with us and knew the secrets. We are envious that Tucsonians have this in their backyard. Well-maintained paths with clear markings and a helpful visitor center make this a must-see in Tucson.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took the tram ride; truly magnificent views! Very informative information about the area and the views seen.

Thank Betty W
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Patricia Y
18 February 2018|
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Response from Marybeth B | Reviewed this property |
I believe you have to park near the visitor center, but there are trails that you can take right from there. Ask the volunteers/staff for trail info. They will give you a map and great trail info! The volunteers are usually... More
25 January 2018|
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Response from That_is_15 | Reviewed this property |
After you park you can purchase shuttle tickets at the small building to the left of the visitor center. It may be cash only, I do not remember. Suggestion: ride up, walk down.
23 January 2018|
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Response from azbuceadora | Reviewed this property |
No pets are allowed in Sabino Canyon. You may hike with your dog on a leash on Mt. Lemmon, Catalina State Park, and the Loop (the multi-use path along the river banks). The Loop is nice because there are water stations set... More