The Ventana Canyon Hiking Trail gets its name from ‘Ventano’ which means ‘Window’ in Spanish. The window here is a 15 by 25 foot opening in a solid rock on the peaks in the Santa Catalina Front Range.
The trek is best explore with a topographical map and if you love challenges, you will surely have fun mapping your way through the beautiful terrain which offers a spectacular view at every turn!
- The weathered rocks which graze the sky in beautiful structures.
- The view of the city from the peak.
Ventana Canyon Trailhead Travel Tips
- One-way hike can take around 3.5 hours.
- Carry bottled water and food with you.
- Sturdy shoes and sunscreen will be helpful.
Entrance Ticket Details For Ventana Canyon Trailhead
- Admission is free.
Ventana Canyon Trailhead Hours
- The place is open from dawn to dusk.
How to Reach Ventana Canyon Trailhead
- Bus: at Sunrise Dr/Kolb (around 3 kilometers away)
- By Car
- By Taxi
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Ventana Canyon Trailhead Reviews & Ratings
One of my favorite hike. Roughly 5 miles to go to the pools. That is a steep hike but that is worth it. I made discover my friend Lizzy this place. Gorgeous views from Tucson. I cleaned the route. Some people put some wrong signs. We got in the wrong direction. The path is really obvious now. This hike does not require to climb anything. Bring plenty of water and happy hiking.
Beautiful canyon! It's about 6 miles to The Window... The trail starts relatively easy and turns into a real butt kicker for much of it! After climbing the 4,000 feet of elevation gain, standing in The Window was a great feeling I hope to continue to experience! 🤘🏼😊
One of the best places in Tucson to experience the great outdoors
Amazing views that you can enjoy without having to finish. No severe rock climbing, but there are parts that could be hard for some people. Definitely bring water, but you are not allowed to bring your dogs.