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Up close and personal with saguaro

A great hike through the desert in Tucson. Lots of uphill rocks and steps. Not for beginners... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2018
lunamoon51
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Denver, Colorado
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Like To Hike - Visiting Tucson - Try Pima Canyon

A very, very popular trail in the Catalina mountains on the north side of Tucson. Be warned the... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Ernest M
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Go with eyes wide open and each time, you will see new things and wonderful surprises. The desert trail is a great hike and the surrounding landscape is full of so many different cacti and flowers of all shapes and sizes. The first time you hear the water you get excited. We decided to go off the trail and followed the stream and before we knew we were surrounded by lush green leaves and grasses. We were so busy strolling and exploring that we didn't go but maybe a couple miles up the trail. It leaves you feeling so at peace.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is a relatively easy 3 mile (one way) hike to an old forest service dam. More experienced hikers can go from here to Mt Kimball.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Some nice views, not too difficult....After the monsoons, can be a little over grown...Not bad, but I like Sabino Canyon beter

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite hiking spot in Tucson. The trail starts in the desert and goes through the canyon with tall tress and green vegetation. Well maintained trail. Make sure to carry enough water because you won't be able to refill your water bottles. It's about 5 miles around trip to the dam!

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a terrific hike among the desert flora. It can be done to any length, time, and ability. It's an out and back trail - you get to decide how much to do. It's great for kids.

Date of experience: December 2016
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