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Type: Great Views, Outdoor Activities, Parks
Situated on the northeast edge of town in the Catalina Mountains, Sabino Canyon is a popular year-round spot for walking and picnicking because it doesn't require a hike into the mountains. That's... Read More
Situated on the northeast edge of town in the Catalina Mountains, Sabino Canyon is a popular year-round spot for walking and picnicking because it doesn't require a hike into the mountains. That's because a shuttle bus travels the 3.8 miles to the head of the canyon, making nine on/off stops along the way. Of course, the Coronado National Forest is crisscrossed with many miles of trails that are great for hiking or horseback riding (and some are open to bicyclists as well), so if you have the urge to really get out in nature, this is a great place to do it. Although not required, shuttle reservations are recommended during peak seasons.
- Park: Daily Open 24 Hours
- Visitor's Center: Daily 8:30am-4:30pm
- Shuttle (Dec - Jun): Daily 9am-4:30pm
- Shuttle (Jul - Dec): Mon-Fri 9am-4pm; Sat-Sun 9am-4:30pm
Entry Per Vehicle $5 - $10
Shuttle Adult $8; Child (3-12) $4; Child (0-2) Free
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Sabino Canyon is one of the natural wonders of Tucson, and makes for an ideal romantic outing for nature-lovers.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Glimpse the raw beauty of the Sonoran desert with a tram ride through Sabino Canyon, one of the city's most popular sightseeing destinations.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Sabino Canyon is one of Tucson's most scenic and popular outdoor recreation areas.
- Best for Parks Because: Sabino Canyon is easily one of the most scenic and beautiful natural areas in Tucson.