Catalina State Park
Located in: Oro Valley District
628-5798, off AZ Hwy. 77 (Oracle Rd.) just north of Tucson. Daily fee $6/car, 5 a.m.–10 p.m. Visitor center 7 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Camping $15–$20. Allow 2–4 hours.Stop at Ranger station before entering the park to pick up field information on the plants and animals living here. Excellent trail system. Romero Trail follows a wash and running creek—usually a good site for viewing an assortment of plants.
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Ground Squirrels Everywhere!
Great place for a picnic especially during the week. As first time visitors we were impressed with the whole park. Noticed many hikers taking advantage of the numerous hiking trails. One...
The park provides a very nice walk through the desert scape.
Beautiful desert scape with all the sequoia cactus as well as other blooming species. Top it off with an incredible mountain backdrop and it's a very nice trek. I recommend early morning or evening...
Geology Ranger hike!
This park is absolutely beautiful. So many hiking options and all so varied. Worth the admission even if for a short hike, but the longer hike up to the pools is exquisite. Visited a few weeks ago...