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Madera Canyon

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Address: Exit 63 Off Interstate 19, 303 Old Tucson (Nogales Ranger Station), Tucson, AZ 85747
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Beautiful scenic drive away from the city

We love driving up to Madera Canyon, it's absolutely beautiful and such a peaceful drive. Dogs are allowed on leash and you can always enjoy the hiking trails and picnic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Cecilia R

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love driving up to Madera Canyon, it's absolutely beautiful and such a peaceful drive. Dogs are allowed on leash and you can always enjoy the hiking trails and picnic areas.They have a bed and breakfast, I believe it's called the Hummingbird Inn. Very cute place, we love coming here on the weekends with the kids.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You'll see all sorts of wildlife and there's great camping there too. If you don't like to camp in the park, they have several non-pay sites too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must, if you are into hiking and scenery. They have restrooms on site and 5 different hiking trails.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you are in the right season. We went in the middle of February and it was too early for birds. Not particularly beautiful in winter.

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This canyon was a good place for hiking, picnicking, & birding. The stream was flowing, stopped at lodge to see birds gathering around a lot of different feeders. Saw wild turkeys up the road from lodge. There are several different places to picnic, with tables.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we hiked up to Josephine saddle via Old Baldy trail and back down Super trail. The temperature was perfect. Some parts of both trails still had some snow but nothing that was a problem. Old Baldy is about half the distance but is much steeper.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wouldn't have known to go to this place if it hadn't been someone from Tucson telling us to go to the Santa Rita Mountains/Coronado National Forest instead of Mt. Lemmon like we were going to do. We had seen on the news they were stopping people from going up there because they were overcrowded, so our neighbor suggested Madera... More 

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Brighton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hiking, most all are up hill though so you get your workout even in a short hike. Lots of wildlife to see like deer and turkeys. Great views once you are at the higher levels.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We parked near the mt wrightson picnic area (google maps will take you straight there) and then hiked south about a quarter of a mile to the old baldy trail head. There were many trails to choose from based on skill set and time you have to hike. There is a $5 dollar entrance fee per vehicle or a $20... More 

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Tucson, AZ, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Madera Canyon is one of those places that you want to visit if you are in the Tucson area. Is not as as big as Mt Lemmon but if you live in the Green Valley/Sahuarita area is a great place to visit if you have family from out of town. There are no restaurants that we've seen but there are... More 

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