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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
  • Our country has a problem with foreign governments coming in and mining claims that cover thousands of acres. Madera Canyon is in the Santa Rita mountains, an astonishingly beautiful area with some of...  more »
  • There are so many places to hike here, ranging from tame but scenic "nature trails" and use paths along the streams, to formal signed trails to the high peaks that surround the canyon, to paths known ...  more »
  • Madera Canyon is located about about one hour south of Tucson and east of Green Valley. The road climbs about a third of the way up the Santa Rita Mountains from the valley floor. Several hiking trail...  more »
Google
  • Great place to hike and have a good trail walk. A must come place!
  • Nice place.