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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. Plan a Tucson trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • I would recommend not hiking in the middle of the as it was hot. We hiked back and forth to the dam. The walking paths were clean and clear and well marked. The information center was informative and....  more
    I would recommend not hiking in the middle of the as it was hot. We hiked back and forth to the dam. The walking paths were clean and clear and well marked. The information center was informative and....  more »
  • $15/person gets you about a five mile ride up the canyon with recorded narration. Amazing views and you go thru running water a few times. So many cacti 🌵! You can get off at many stops en route... 
    $15/person gets you about a five mile ride up the canyon with recorded narration. Amazing views and you go thru running water a few times. So many cacti 🌵! You can get off at many stops en route...  more »
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  • I just love this place. I never have been here on summer time but we had visitors and we need it to go somewhere so we decided to go to Sabino and take the shuttle. When we got there we saw that they had a high water tour. When we read about it we realized that the shuttle only goes to the stop number 2 so we decided to walk instead. When we arrived to the first bridge (just after stop number 2) we understood why the high water tour. You can see it on the pictures. I've never seen so much water in Sabino. It was beautiful. I'm so happy we had visitors other wise I would have never go to Sabino in August.
  • Nice little night walk. Plenty of groups, but we ended up going lone for most of the time to take our time with photos and sightseeing. The locals are way too fast :-) The way has recently been paved with asphalt. Not sure how I feel about it. It certainly makes the way more accessible and we were able to spot the night creatures more readily (We've seen snake and frogs) but on the other side, it detracts a bot from enjoying the natural scenery. At some point in the way the path crosses a stream. During Monsoon it overflows and you you'll get your feet wet. Bringing some bags to cross is a good idea to keep your feet dry! I recommend getting the permit from the machine on the car park. We got ours online and because it was a rental it did not let us add the registration, which made for an awkward situation as we weren't able to print either. The permit will give you access to other places including mt lemon, which we visited the day after, so really worth it!

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