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Catalina State Park, Tucson

(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Expanding across the slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Catalina State Park teems with trails that move through the dry desert and thick green brush. An equestrian center offers tours on horseback. You also can backpack and hike along well-maintained trails that are simple to follow. Temperatures are hot in the day and cool at night, so be sure to bring plenty of water and wear layers to adjust to changing temperatures in the 2,225 ha (5,500 acre) park. Arrange to visit Catalina State Park and other attractions in Tucson using our Tucson trip generator.
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  • This was our first visit and the staff were friendly and helpful. We decided to do only a couple of short trails using the helpful leaflet and map we had been given. The trails were well marked and on...  more »
  • We spent three mornings hiking trails and birdwatching in this marvelous state park. The views are breathtaking everywhere you look and the shifting light continually alters the mountain ranges' color...  more »
  • Fun place to hike with beautiful mountains and varied vegetation Take the tram up Sabino, walk on paved roads, or hike on rugged trails. 
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  • Such a beautiful place. Bring plenty of water, and make sure you stay on the trail. The Romero Pools is such a beautiful place. I will definitely be back.
  • Great place to go hiking and see the Catalina mountains. Dog friendly park. Entrance fee of $7 on weekends. There's also a camping/RV hook up area. Also saw a wedding take place.
  • Looks like an incredibly beautiful place. I just stopped by when I had 20 minutes to burn and got some hiking in.
  • never had a bad time when i hit one of catalinas trails. make sure you know where you are going and tell someone about it. an extra water or two will help keep you safe
  • My husband and I took a quick hike at Catalina State Park. It was awesome and very peaceful. The panorama is really beautiful.