Of all the natural attractions in and around Tucson, Sabino Canyon is certainly the most popular. This large chasm in the ... More
Of all the natural attractions in and around Tucson, Sabino Canyon is certainly the most popular. This large chasm in the Santa Catalina Mountains is where ancient Hohokam people built irrigation dams while mammoths roamed the ground. Access is free, but there is a charge for parking. Highlights are swimming (conditions allowing) in clear pools after a six-mile hike to Seven Falls and summer evening shuttle rides by pre-paid reservations. Sabino tram and bear shuttles rides are available.
In Oct my hunband and I went to Tucson for 10 days .we stay with friends and we rend a car and drive to were my hunband live 42 yrs ago .Went to Keams Canyon and all around the area for three days it is sure nice county.We went to stay at the Indian cullurat center at second Mesa it was nice . And no my hunband is not Indian.
My only disappointment was the fact that there was so much construction going on. The scenery was gorgeous. I was also disappointed that all the water was dried up; but that is my own fault for going in the heat of summer!! If you are in the Tucson area and it is the Fall, Winter, or Spring, you must see this area!
I live in Tucson, and recommend Sabino to everyone along with the Desert Museum.
I just get angry because they KEEP raising the price of the Tram and don't offer any specials. For those of us who live in AZ it is expensive to keep going back to visit. Now they charge you to park.
This place is ALWAYS packed and busy. It is privately owned from what I was told (not a state park) so they can charge whatever they want. : (
The volunteer driver on our tour of sabino canyon made it the most fun ever.. my classmates MHS '60 were there in the spring of 07..we never were so informed on a the place..local politics..or laughted so hard in our lives.
Sabino is a great place to visit, but only on non-holidays and non-weekends to avoid the crouds. I grew up visiting Sabino when you could still drive to the top. We have loved the place to death. I haven't been back since '88 but you cannot beat it for the beauty of a riparian area in the Sonoran Desert.
I visited the day after a major rain storm and this place was beautiful. The hike was wonderful. If you are unable to hike the tram ride is just has wonderful and informative. There are great picnic areas next to the Sabino dam. I highly recommend spending a day here or least 4hrs. So you cab take in all the beauty of the canyon.
I hiked to seven falls, about 8 miles round trip. It was spectacular!!! I loved seeing so many different varieties of cacti. If you decide to hike this trail, check at the ranger station how much water is flowing through the river. Water shoes might be a good idea depending on the time of year/last time it rained.
This was an amazing trip. I loved the way the water goes right over the roadways. If it's a hot day this would be a wonderful way to cool off. I can definitely see myself going back here. The views were amazing!
Sabino Canyon is a great place to spend some time. I am here from Palm Springs California which is similar terrain. I was very impressed with the park design as well as it's condition. California should model it's parks after Sabino Canyon. I am in Tucson for 5 days and I intend on visiting the park every morning.
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