The Sabino Canyon is a recreation center which consists of some of the most spectacular natural sights and hiking trails in Tucson.
A favorite local weekend spot, you will find people hiking, biking, walking, horseback riding or simply immersing themselves in photography, bird watching or simply exploring the wildlife of the canyon.
No private vehicles are allowed here but you can opt for a localtour which will take you through the whole canyon.
- Exploring 30 miles of natural trails.
- Educational tour of the recreational center.
- Carry bottled water and wear sturdy shoes.
- Sunscreen will help during peak summers.
- Admission fees is USD 5 per person, per day.
- For other prices, visit the official website.
- By Car
- By Taxi
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68.26% of people who visit Tucson include Sabino Canyon in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
50.33% of people start their Sabino Canyon visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Sabino Canyon
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sabino Canyon
'Picturesque' doesn't do this place justice! It is absolutely amazing. Great, long and short, hiking trails. Amazing views. Abundant wildlife. Excellent gift shop/ museum. Surprising amount of different trails. I've been coming to Tucson for 24 years, and I still haven't explored the entire hiking area. Quite vast on the hiking trails. Paved 'road' trail is accessible to both children and seniors as well without much trouble (some hills), as it is relatively smooth and generally tame. Bathroom amenities throughout on the main paved trail. A 'must see' in the Tucson area!
Amazing hiking area. The hike to Seven Falls is awesome. We started at 7.50am and finished at 1:50pm. On the way there there were only a few people, but on the way back we faced crowds. So start early if you can. The canyon is amazing. It’s such an unusual scenery, which includes mountains, creek, Saguaro cacti and continental climate vegetation. The mix is incredible. Scrambling on the creek rocks was fun too. The waterfalls at the end were okay. It’s December and there is not much water. I’d say the views on the way are much more impressive. But still after 4 mi hike it was nice to have some snacks while looking at running water. Overall, amazing hike.
An oasis in the desert located on the northeast side of Tucson in the foothills. There are a number of trails to access from the visitor center. Short trails that take you on interpretive trails of the desert plant life, trails that are longer and more strenuous to stunning vistas and into canyons that have waterfalls and riparian habitat and trails to catch a glimpse of the animals that inhabit the area such as roadrunners and mountain lion. An amazing place of spectacular scenery! There is a shuttle that runs through the canyon to reach higher areas and trails. There are picnic tables and restrooms and bicycles are allowed on the paved trails within certain times.
Love this place! So many different hiking options. Visitors Center with shopping and information from the Rangers. Trams aren't running right now because they are finally upgrading to electric soon! So very peaceful now. $5/day admission. Better deals for weekly & monthly, or use your National Parks Pass. A "Don't Miss" place if you're in Tucson!
Great area for an easy walk. There's a paved path going back 3.5 miles, with occasional bathrooms also. Very beautiful, sometimes there's running water. There are other trails you can hike off the paved path as well. Recommend getting there early in the sooner months, as it gets warm quick.