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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A great place to walk. Beautiful scenery, a 3.85 paved path, with hiking trails available too. Plenty of bathrooms along the paved path. What you need to know...$5 parking fee - if you get there...
The trails go along an old paved road, and through the cacti-filled single track. We also walked through the creek bed. The views are very beautiful, and it’s fun to walk among the cacti.
I saw a Gila monster!
This is SUCH a special place. It's lovely, full of cactus including the majestic Saguaro, all other Sonoran desert vegetation, canyons and hills. Lots of hiking available, and if you're not up to it...
- Wheelchair Accessible