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Sabino Canyon

Sabino Canyon is a significant canyon located in the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, Arizona, United … See more



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Jan 7, 2023
Beautiful, relaxing hike. I love the saguaro cactus! There is a shuttle for $15 a person that runs on the hour. You’ll want to be there a little early. We were there at 9:50 but were not allowed to … Full review by Roadtripluvr
Dec 31, 2022
I have been hiking Sabino since I was a kid and have always thought it to be amazing. This last time I took my teen kids to hike but flooding had closed most of the trails so we had to take a few cro… Full review by Marc W
Dec 14, 2022
We stumbled onto Sabino by accident. After taking the tram ride up and back, we really wanted to return and hike up and back, but didn’t have time. Outstanding place for exercising. Be sure to br… Full review by budj2020


Beautiful Desert Scenery
Located along the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains on Tucson's northeast edge, Sabino Canyon's numerous hiking trails and swimming spots make this recreation area popular with residents and tourists alike. Visitors can picnic among the saguaro cacti and cool down in Sabino Creek. And if you're looking to get a feel for the area without breaking too much of a sweat, take a ride on the Sabino Canyon Tram. The 45-minute ride is a nearly 4-mile narrated tour into the mountain foothills. Trams make nine stops, allowing travelers to hop on and off if they'd like to tackle any of the hiking trails in the canyon. Recent visitors said a stop here is a must if you want to take in some beautiful desert scenery while in Tucson. Reviewers recommended taking the tram to the top and getting off to hike back down to the visitor center. Travelers also suggested planning your visit for the spring or during monsoon season, when waterfalls form in certain areas of the canyon. Sabino Canyon, which is located about 14 miles northeast of downtown Tucson, is open all day, every day, though the visitor center is only open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The tram runs every day with hours varying by season. General admission to the park is $5 per vehicle while tram rides cost $10 for adults and $5 for children between the ages of 3 and 12. In addition to restrooms, you'll also find water fountains, educational exhibits, maps and handouts at the visitor center. For more information, visit the Sabino Canyon website and the tram tours' website.

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