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Sabino Canyon, Tucson

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#1 of 21 in Parks in Tucson
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 visit Tucson, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • My sister and I hiked here daily through January. Lots of volunteers who happily will stop to talk about the canyon, its history, and alternative trails. The trails and facilities are well maintained,...  more »
  • The trail is blacktopped, there is a tram ride for those who need it. Back in the day, it was just a dirt trail and you hiked up to the pools to skinny dip. I guess that would be frowned on now. Even ...  more »
  • Great views when taking a hike. We have been slowly building our hiking stamina for the seven falls hike. We ask I did the night ride and it such a fun experience.  more »
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  • A top destination for Tucson. Close to town and amazing scenery! Tons of places to explore if you are ready for the walk/hike. Or you can jump on a tram for a guided tour. Mornings and afternoons make for perfect pictures. Fall offer a rare Tucson site with leaves changing color. Great for all ages.
  • This is an amazing place! There is much to learn about nature in here, and great facilities for all abilities. One main paved road with a tram for riders. Several off- road trails for walkers/hikers. Bikers have to ride early, before trams start running. If you love the desert, this is a wonderful way to experience its beauties right here in the city of Tucson.
  • Really easy trails for all levels, I highly recommend. Watch kids and pets as mountain lions live in the area! Also make sure your kids are wearable or enjoy hiking else you carry them both. "Off road" strollers would work here but your standard baby transporter will get hung up on the terrain.
  • Just gorgeous, saw wildlife in ponds, off the trail and in the trees. Found lichen on rocks (in 4 different varieties!!!) And cool plants and critters. Did a 5 mile loop with my mom! Can I say best Christmas vacation ever?
  • Fantastic place to get outdoors. Lots of great hikes to choose from. Lots of parking. The visitors center has a gift shop and some other nice features. I like to go hiking here regularly. I definitely recommend this place.

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To discover the tranquility of the Sonoran Desert, book your stay at an inn just a short drive from Tucson. Staying on the outskirts of the city allows you quick and easy access to some of Arizona's wildest areas, though it does require a car if you wish to enjoy Tucson's shops and restaurants. For the ultimate in indulgence, consider one of the city's award-winning luxury resorts, which feature full-service spa and fitness centers, championship golf courses, lighted tennis courts, and indoor swimming pools.
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