Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Located in: Eastside District
Experience the beauty of one of the most unique Southwestern desert canyons on a Sabino Canyon tram ride. Sabino Canyon is a natural desert oasis located in Tucson’s Coronado National Forest and is home to spectacular desert landscapes and abundant wildlife. The stream here, which is one of the few continuous sources of water in the area, attracts all kinds of birds and other wildlife. During the winter and summer rainy seasons, pools of water form in rocky outcroppings that wind up among hillsides resplendent with palo verde trees, cholla and prickly pear cactus and graceful groves of ocotillo.A narrated, educational 45-minute, 3.8 mile tour into the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Daytime rides 365 days a year. Moonlight rides three times monthly Apr.–Dec.
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more fun in the desert
What is particularly appealing about Sabino is the availability of the narrated tram ride. You do have to pay for it, but I think it is worth it (I think it is about $10 per person). What is nice...
Really worth visiting
The park offers so many activities. I did the Bird and Flower Walk (not offered in the summer months). It really added something to my visit that I wouldn’t have gotten if I’d just hiked solo. I will...
Interesting tour -- thanks, Sunny!
Yesterday we visited Sabino Canyon. It was worth our while. After paying a nominal entrance fee ($5 per car), we could have hiked 4.x miles to the end of the canyon but it was quite hot so we took...
- Wheelchair Accessible