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Madera Canyon, Tucson

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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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  • Madera canyon offers a brief reprieve from the desert floor. Travel up the canyon and watch the changing vegetation ...hike the surrounding hills for. Great view of the lower desert areas  more »
  • We have visited here many times to enjoy the out doors. At times there is water in the little stream and the kids had a lot of fun sliding around on the rocks. The hiking varies from a stroll in the t...  more »
  • We enjoyed nice hike up mountain from the upper or farthest parking. Saw three deer along the trail. We stopped and the two gift shops, both have nice scenic bird watching area's with seating. Great t...  more »