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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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Lovely area.

A short drive from Green Valley/Sahuarita and a lovely place to picnic with all the beautiful areas... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sonia S
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Islamorada, Florida, United States
Beautiful canyon, lots of birds and a beautiful campground

A scenic area good for hiking and birding. This is now a fee area $10 per car or $5 with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarracenia
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Norman, Oklahoma
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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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone visiting Arizona (make sure its in the winter) simply must include visiting breaktaking Madera Canyon. In all likelihood you will see deer and many other beautiful creatures.

Thank jkay0321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are streams and hiking trails all over the place! It's a great drive out there and it's close to Green Valley. Fantastic place there are streams and hiking trails all over the place from easy to you better be good.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. It's shady, tranquil, and absolutely filled with bird life of all sorts. It's famous for being the home of an extraordinary variety of hummingbirds. This is well worth the stop for bird and nature lovers.

Thank KHG_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for a BBQ, lunch stop, hike, or camping, turn right down a gravel road before entering and you can camp for free on BLM land, or park and walk.

Thank Jimmy J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a pleasant picnic in the Arizona mountains it is difficult to find a nicer setting than Madera Canyon. We never visit the state without making at least one stop there.

Thank Doug K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is one of my absolute favorite places to hike and bird watch. Definitely go with a group, as lately there have been reports of border crossing issues wandering into these hills. I haven't had any issues, but have been warned by several other hikers.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Beautiful road trip from Tucson to the Santa Rita mountains. The Santa Rita Lodge, which burned down in the 80's was the only restaurant there, but they have neat little cabins in the woods, near a stream and lots of birds of all kinds. Many...More

1  Thank tavysandin
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I have stayed in Madera several times and I love it for the quiet and the hiking trails and the birding.

1  Thank Pamela G
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Betty E
11 March 2017|
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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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Liz B
25 February 2017|
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Response from george s | Reviewed this property |
google the averaqges for the area... been warm this year so could be warm... nights do get chilly...
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