Hiking Sabino Canyon with Roselle (Row-zzzzz)

Sabino Canyon Travel Blog

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Roselle and I at the base of the Canyon

After the sounds had died out, I'm left with my Canadian friend Roselle. I decided to show her a little bit of Tucson's tourist attractions. Initially we were supposed to follow up on the plan to go to the Sonoran Desert Museum, but having gone to the Saguaro National Park the previous evening I decided to take Rosy to a near by location that would test her love for nature. We ended up at Sabino Canyon and later to Mount Lemon.

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.

Entrance to the Canyon
Roselle (Row-zzzzz) 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.

Hiking Sabino Canyon is one of Tucson’s favourite outdoor activity.

row-zzzzz says:
We certainly had a great time!!!!
Posted on: Dec 04, 2008
Africancrab says:
Yes, we did have a great time. Roselle had a fill for her thirst for Cacti, lol!
Posted on: Nov 16, 2008
cvanzoen says:
It looks like you and Roselle had a great time!
Posted on: Nov 16, 2008
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Roselle and I at the base of the C…
Roselle and I at the base of the …
Entrance to the Canyon
Entrance to the Canyon
Park fees
Park fees
Background history on Sabino Canyo…
Background history on Sabino Cany…
Saguaro cacti at the canyon
Saguaro cacti at the canyon
Roselle and I on our way to Sabino…
Roselle and I on our way to Sabin…
Background history on Sabino Canyo…
Background history on Sabino Cany…
Visitors to the Canyon as early as…
Visitors to the Canyon as early a…
shuttle
shuttle
Shuttle ticket for a ride through …
Shuttle ticket for a ride through…
Roselle
Roselle
THe Rock Mask
THe Rock Mask
What concentration OMG!
What concentration OMG!
Sabino Canyon
photo by: Africancrab