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Madera Canyon, Tucson
(4.6/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Part of the extensive Coronado National Forest, Madera Canyon features outdoor facilities, trails, and an array of migratory bird species. Visit the area, nestled in a mountainous region of the state, and marvel at its wide variety of plant life, which ranges from high-elevation forests to more desert-like stretches. Wander its network of hiking trails to explore these different climactic zones, and keep your eyes peeled for some of the more than 200 species of birds that call the area home, including flycatchers, trogons, warblers, and more. Swing by the visitor center for a map of the canyon and then park in one of the several designated areas that line the road throughout the park. Work out when and for how long to visit Madera Canyon and other Tucson attractions using our handy Tucson trip builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • Lots of birds and great views. Great trails and lots of places to explore. Parking is ample at several places along the main road. 
  • Madera Canyon is a year round area. Trails range from roughly paved to hikes for seasoned hikers. If you are a bird enthusiast spring time is the best time! Of course as anywhere hike safely! Bring pl...  more »
  • the mount Wrightson hike in Madera canyon is the most difficult hike I ever did but getting to the top with it's stunning views in all 4 directions I will never forget. The road into Madera canyon is ...  more »
Google
  • Great place to hike and have a good trail walk. A must come place!
  • Nice place.