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Sabino Canyon

5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750-0800
+1 520-749-2861
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Awesome Scenery

We took a 40 minute trolley ride up the canyon and loaded our cameras with photos of the geography... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dugyb
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Nanaimo, Canada
Gotta do it at least once

When you visit Tucson you need to hike Sabino Canyon. It is a great experience but I have only... read more

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mwguent
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tram ride” (388 reviews)
“phoneline trail” (73 reviews)
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5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750-0800
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"tram ride"
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"phone line trail"
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"phoneline trail"
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"paved road"
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"visitor center"
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"great hiking"
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"mile hike"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"hiking trails"
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"great place to hike"
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"parking lot"
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"bring lots of water"
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"natural beauty"
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"beautiful area"
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"picnic lunch"
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"tucson area"
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Reviewed yesterday

We took a 40 minute trolley ride up the canyon and loaded our cameras with photos of the geography and vegetation. Outstanding...

Thank dugyb
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When you visit Tucson you need to hike Sabino Canyon. It is a great experience but I have only done it once.

Thank mwguent
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Reviewed yesterday

Sabino Canyon is a beautiful example of the Sonoran desert. A must see if you are here as a tourist. Take an early morning walk or use the tram that takes you to the top. The main road is paved but there are lots of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a pretty place, but there are better. Really close to town. My attitude may have been altered by the heat... Not much shade. Honestly, I was spoiled by Zion in Utah, so nothing else seems to come close ( so far anyway)

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is important to arrive early in the day. The parking lot fills up quickly. It is also a good idea to pack a lunch and plenty of water. The tram driver will give you quite a bit of information along with a few funny...More

Thank Rachel C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Take the tram to the top or walk to be right in the middle of mountains and desert backdrops. One will see a myriad of animal and bird life. Dont sit behind the driver if you take the tram. The fumes will ruin the open...More

Thank Catherine M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to see the lower reaches of the Catalina mountains. Very scenic with lots of Saguaro cactus. Can hike up or take a narrated tram 3 miles up into the mountains.

Thank Judy K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sabino Canyon is a great option for all levels of hiking and running. Some really short flat options if you need to stretch your legs but plenty of trail options both very hilly and flat. You’ll also get to some water and even a waterfall...More

Thank ChadS303
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hike there but when we have family or friends visiting we always take them there for the tram tour. It is so interesting. I have been on that tour many times but I still learn something every time I go on it. I love...More

Thank Sandra C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and great place to see the plants of the area. Had great guides on transportation through the canyon

Thank Sam B
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stcgdonohue
12 March 2018|
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Response from azbuceadora | Reviewed this property |
Carla, you may have the two shuttles mixed up. The Sabino Canyon shuttle goes "to the top" (of the canyon), and, as mentioned below, has numerous stops (nine, not eight). The Bear Canyon shuttle makes just three stops, and... More
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Amy V
8 March 2018|
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Response from Eric C | Reviewed this property |
I believe 9am
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Karen M
2 March 2018|
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Response from Previa1994 | Reviewed this property |
The Rangers at the Visitor Center would be a very helpful in providing suggestions for the appropriate trails and also providing current condition of the trails, such as whether you would encounter water on the trail. But... More
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