Sabino Canyon

Top 1% of attractions in Tucson
8 / 10

9 expert reviews

“Easily accessed recreation area on the northern edge of Tucson in the Coronado National Forest. Trails, picnic areas, self-guided walking tours and shuttle buses.”

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Fodor's Fodor's
"Locals flock to Coronado National Forest to hike, picnic, and enjoy the waterfalls, streams, swimming holes, saguaros, and shade trees." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"A lush, pretty and shaded mini-gorge, is a favorite year-round destination for both locals and visitors." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"When hiking or running the trails around and above Sabino Canyon, one thing that always makes me catch my breath is coming upon deer in the desert." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"The trail up Blackett's Ridge on the northeastern edge of Tucson leads to a rocky 'island' in the sky, some four thousand feet high, perched above two desert riparian canyons." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"Once visited by mammoths and soldiers, who rode from Fort Lowell to swim, the canyon was "civilized" in the 1930s when Civilian Conservation Corps workers built bridges and 3.8mi of roads." Full review
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