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Sabino Canyon, Tucson
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Scenic Sabino Canyon is a popular recreation area for both locals and visitors, providing a place to hike, picnic, and spot wildlife. Begin at the visitor center, where you can learn about the canyon’s plant and animal life, pick up maps, and ask staff questions. Sabino Canyon Tours offers narrated and non-narrated tram trips through the area. Enjoy a relaxing ride or get off at one of the several stops to set off on a hiking path. The Seven Falls hike is a fairly easy and popular walk, leading to refreshing waterfalls where you can cool off. Bring a large bottle of water with you. Before you head to Tucson, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tucson family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Tucson has to offer, including Sabino Canyon.
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  • My adult daughter and I drove to Tucson just for this experience and I am so glad we did. You can get up close to these very big cactus and the whole canyon is just gorgeous. This is a do not miss if ...  more »
  • The visitor center was not as large or informative as I had hoped for. It was geared towards children and discussed very little about the actual canyon which I was interested in. The park personnel we...  more »
  • Met up with a couple of new friends we met on a European River cruise. Sabine Canyon was a great outing. Took the trolley up the canyon trail, excellent driver/tour guide and an opportunity to get off...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful place to visit with many hiking trails and very nice restroom facilities. Nearby is the tram, which you can buy a day pass for and then go up as far as you want, stop and get out and hike. Then come back and either go farther up for more hiking or just go to the top or come back down and go home. An excellent place to visit if you are in Tucson.
  • We love hiking Sabino Canyon. And we always recommend the team tours to our out-of-town guests...both fun and informative. Hiking trails available for all skill levels. We used our National Pass senior pass for no cost access to the park. There is a modest charge for the tram tour/rides.
  • Cannot express how beautiful this place is. There are paths for families up to advanced trail blazers. There are several places to swim and wonderful scenery. There is a tram that will take you to different stops throughout the park if you don't feel like hiking. Loved this park. It's a must see.
  • After one trip, we purchased an annual pass. Sabino Canyon offers a wide selection of mini hiking options for any level of hiker. We took our son and he enjoyed splashing in the seasonal creeks that form in early spring and summer. I want to go back to get a look at 7-Falls and will be returning very soon. I would avoid too rigorous a hike in the summer because the weather can soar well above 100. Bring plenty of water, and fill up regularly at their water spigots.
  • Beautiful, saw a few critters and a great range of vegetation. Tram runs every 30 minutes and has stops about every 1/2 mile if you get tired. Plenty of restrooms and some water fountains (some not working) on the Tram roadway. We hiked 4 miles in along the tram route, and got to a little oasis with a stream and some wading pools. I suggest hiking early and bringing plenty of water. Come well hydrated and fed, and bring snacks and sunscreen!