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Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

Located in: Eastside District


5900 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85750
United States

Phone: 520-749-2327

Fax: 520-749-9679

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    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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    Love this place for a great hike in the outdoors. It's been a little hot this week but had to come and see it anyways. Great sights and wildlife. Steve C.

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    Great hike or ride the trolley

    This is a lovely recreational area. There are 11 trailheads for hiking that are accessible from this site. There are two motorized trams that will take you up a road (and down if you want) that...

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    Beautiful Hike!

    Nice trail with beautiful views. Going back soon to ride the shuttle. Highly recommend for solo, couple or family walks.

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