Most of the Tucson Mountain Park is a part of Saguaro National Park and has been the shooting location for a number of old-west, cow-boy movies. The whole terrain is loved for its hiking trails and intimate spots where you can truly feel one with nature.
- Tumamoc Hill known for its sunset and sunrise views.
- Yetman Trail that covers the Sonoran Desert terrain.
- King Canyon Trail which takes you to the Wasson Peak- the highest peak in the Tucson Mountains.
Most of the hiking trails are rather easy and have necessary facilities.
Tucson Mountain Park Travel Tips
- Carry bottled water and snacks with you.
- Wearing sunscreen and sturdy shoes with comfortable clothing is recommended.
How to Reach Tucson Mountain Park
- By Bus: At Western Way Ci/Kinney Rd (7.5 kilometers away)
- By Car
- By Taxi
- By Hiking
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18.32% of people who visit Tucson include Tucson Mountain Park in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
77.36% of people start their Tucson Mountain Park visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Tucson Mountain Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tucson Mountain Park
People normally also visit Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum while planning their trip to Tucson Mountain Park.
Tucson Mountain Park Reviews & Ratings
The views here are stunning, and the wildlife can be pretty interesting! Despite the heat, there's one of the best views of an Arizona sunset over a vast and diverse desert valley, and if you can get out there when there's some clouds in the sky, the colours are vivid and the contrast in the shadows over the mountain create a very grand atmosphere. Not to mention, the road driving through is rather fun, but please be careful as there's little room for error.
This area is beautiful. We came around sunrise and really enjoyed a leisurely hike, with the cooler air and sun slowly coming up. The saguaros are truly impactful. The trails was a bit hard to identify but we still enjoyed ourselves and found our way around (w the help of a trails app). Do watch out for the jumping chollas, ouch!
Love this Park so well I bought a home next to one of the trail heads. Lived in the area now 4 years. Have hiked all 15 trails and the 800 acres. There's caves, old mines, wild animals ( I night hike ), watch out for gorgeous views they will captivate your mind.
Hidden Canyon Trail is a short 2 mile hike right next to the Star Pass Resort. Good for beginners. For me the best part of the hike was reaching the hill top and enjoying a real 360 view. Downside is the trail is full of rocks. So i found myself looking too much at the ground to avoid tripping and fallen than enjoying the view while hiking.
Wandering through this landscape makes you feel you are reality in a Western movie. There are many pull-puts along the road where hou can start your hike. Bring a hat and lots of water, though. The landscape is pretty open without much shade.