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“Not the same Pima Canyon”
Review of Pima Canyon

Pima Canyon
Ranked #53 of 268 things to do in Tucson
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Hiked back to the Dam a few weeks ago. Had not been to Tucson for many years and was shocked at how development has encroached on the canyon entrance. It was a shame to see the old horse fence, that was meant to keep horses off the trail, now almost in someones backyard. The trail has been over used and some erosion is evident. Even with the wet winter the creek was almost dry. Not sure why. It was still very quiet and we did not but a handful of people on the trail. They could probably use a volunteer team to help clean up some of the areas that used to be nice spots to sit and relax. Oh well I guess time changes everything. I actually enjoyed a hike up Romero canyon in Catalina state park, even thought there was much more traffic on the trail

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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