Sabino Canyon, Tucson
Categories: Canyons, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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In the morning we hiked one of the trails. Blacketts Ridge. This is a very difficult trail and should not be taken lightly. Although we are reasonably fit, we dit not actually reach the end. Lots of w... read more »
We took the tram to the end of the canyon & hiked back along the Phone Line, a well-marked trail with excellent views. The tram trip was well organised with informative commentary about the fauna & fl... read more »
We go to Sabina Canyon every time we are in Tucson. Views are spectacular and it is a great place to exercise without feeling it is a punishment. The tram is grossly overpriced, especially for familie... read more »
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.
Really enjoyed my experience here. I'm disabled and unable to walk which really restricts where I can go. Fortunately I didn't have any trouble getting around out here and seeing what I wanted to see. There is an entrance fee but it's worth every penny.
Travis Duran Jr
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.
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.
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!
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