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Madera Canyon, Tucson

4.6
#3 of 10 in Nature in Tucson
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. Take a look at our Tucson trip itinerary app to schedule your visit to Madera Canyon and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This is one of our favourite places to get up high, out of the desert and into the shady oaks and pines....and only a short drive from Tucson. The bird and animal life is delightfully different from l...  more »
  • Love bird watching and hiking here. One time ran in to a bear...a little too close for comfort, but we made it. The Santa Rita Lodge is a great place to observe birds and wildlife.  more »
  • A nice drive to relax and unwind with nature. Loved the pecan trees along the drive up, best bird watching area.  more »
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