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Sep 6
Enjoy an evening concert featuring Annon and the Late Show (Jazzed R&B) at the Trailhead with standard park admission to ...more
Sep 14
The National Kidney foundation of Arizona (NKF AZ) presents a fun and inspiring community fundraiser that calls attention to ...more
Sep 20
Arizona State Parks provide fun, educational Star Night Astronomy events! At a typical star night event you can hear a lectur...more
Sep 26
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's annual sale includes regional and desert-adapted trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, and succule...more
Sep 27
Friends of Kartchner Caverns SP will host the inaugural 5K Trail Run among the majestic San Pedro River Valley and mountain r...more

Tortolita Mountains

The Tortolita Mountains border the northwest edge of the Tucson valley, near the towns of Oro Valley and Marana. The smallest of Tucson's mountain ranges, the Tortolitas feature rugged peaks, gullies, canyons and alluvial fans, with rocky soil and vast stands of cacti. Located here is Honeybee Canyon, a riparian area with one of Pima County's only perennial streams. Much of the mountain range is protected land within the Tortolita Mountain Park.


Honeybee Canyon (North) Trail - This short, easy hike (2-mile round trip) winds along a dry riverbed, with nice views, tall cacti, and interesting rock formations.

Wild Burro Trail - This trail is the gateway to a larger network of trails, including the Upper Javelina and the Wild Mustang, in the eastern Tortolita Mountains. Initially, the Wild Burro Trail weaves in and out of a dry riverbed before getting slightly more rugged for a moderate, 7.12-mile round-trip hike.


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Permits & Maps

Stop by a hiking-camping supply store to purchase a map or hiking guide or to contact local hiking groups and organizations for suggestions. The Summit Hut and Southern Arizona Hiking Club are good places to start.

Hiking permits are required for some areas, and can be obtained from Coronado National Forest.