5900 N. Sabino Canyon Road Tucson Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
www.sabinocanyon.com - 1(520) 749-2861
Sabino Canyon Tucson Reviews
Great Hiking Trails and Views Aug 11, 2012
Sabino Canyon is nestled in the foothills of Southern Arizona's Catalina Mountains approximately twelve miles from downtown Tucson. The Canyon is one of Tucson's most visited tourist attractions with spectacular scenes. My girlfriend Roselle and I decided to take the shuttle tour since we were pressed for time and wanted to visit more than just one attraction in the day. The shuttle cost $8.00 per person. We had a full shuttle with couples, children, families but mostly the elderly. We drove on a paved road that runs almost four miles into the canyon and crossed nine stone bridges. Our shuttle driver who is also the guide talked over a PA as we went through the different sections of the Canyon, telling of the nature of the canyon. The Canyon is at an altitude of 2,800 feet but rises up to 3,300 feet at the end.
Winding through the canyon, visitors who follow the road have views of the creek, the riparian vegetation, magnificent Saguaros on the canyon walls that rise so high making one feel really small. Huge boulders lie at the base and mid-section for the towering rock formations, while the creeks flow with low water due to the dry season of the year. Along the road are picnic areas and trailheads leading to other sections of the National Forest or paralleling the road. This is one of my favorite outdoor places in Tucson
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Sep 11, 2006
One of the hidden gems ofTucson is Sabino Canyon. This beautiful canyon is in the eastern foothills of the Santa Catalina mountain range.
This beautiful area offers two different tram rides you can take, thattour you through the canyon. The first one is 45 minutes long and covers 3.8 miles, and includes an educational narration.The other is only 2 miles, and has no narration.
Both trams offer a "hop on, hop off" approach, so that you are always free to get off the tram at any of the many stops, hike or walk around, have a picnic, or sit by a creek, and then re-board the next tram that comes by to continue your journey through the beautiful canyon.
This place is so peaceful; it's fantastic. You feel totally removed from anything urban when you are here. It's especially great just after a good rainy season, when all the flowers have bloomed.
I hope you enjoy this lovely spot!
$3.00 adults, $1.00 children 3-12. Children 2 and under are free.
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