Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

Park and Trail
5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd (at E. Sunrise Dr.), Tucson, AZ 85750, United States
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  • Today
    • 9:00 AM–Noon
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 7:00 AM–Noon
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  • Christina C.

    Go to the last bus stop, veer left past the restrooms, follow the dirt trail, up on the left there is a really cool watering hole with a waterfall!

    Christina Craig · September 17, 2011
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  • Jen K.

    Take the tram up to the top (current price $8) then walk back down. It's approximately 3.75 miles and a fairly easy walk.

    Jen Karr · October 29, 2012
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  • Oliver A.

    Watch out for Mountain Lions!!!

    Oliver Adriance · December 24, 2011
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  • Ana L.

    Such a beautiful place to hike! I love when the creek is running. ♡

    Ana LaCorte · March 7, 2013
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  • Carol B.

    Biking one last time up Sabino before I go to New York for a week. Maybe a ride through Central Park? Sabino Canyon though, always makes me feel like I've reached Nirvana.

    Carol Blomstrand · June 21, 2012
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  • Jamie M.

    Please buy an annual pass. It is cheap, only $20 for the year. Please do not park outside and walk in. If you are going to use it, help keep it beautiful and pay the fee to get in.

    Jamie Madden · April 22, 2012
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  • Jon

    Watch out for the bugs this time of year (May). There is a large stretch between mile zero and mile one that is infested right now. It's annoying, but would not keep me away from being here.

    Jon · May 20, 2010
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  • Brittany K.

    Hike to seven falls is wonderful in the summertime! Challenging but the final product is oh so refreshing! Sabino Canyon is a dream for outdoor enthusiasts!

    Brittany Kauffman · February 15, 2013
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  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Sabino Canyon is a dream for wilderness hikers and mountain bikers. There are plenty of creeks, cacti and critters to enjoy (particularly at night) as well trail tram rides every 30 minutes.

    The Ritz-Carlton · September 13, 2012
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  • Jerry H.

    Get here early on the weekend for a good parking place and enjoy the best time of the day during the hot summer months. Read more

    Jerry Heintze · May 30, 2011
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  • Sham K.

    The Tram ride makes it very easy to enjoy the spectacular views of the canyon. If you have time hike down to the river at stop #8 and have fun in the falls.

    Sham Kulkarni · August 16, 2013
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  • ExerShop

    Great hiking here!

    ExerShop · January 31, 2012
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  • Chuck H.

    Take the bear canyon trail out towards seven falls, but don't cross any flooded bridges!

    Chuck Higgins · February 8, 2010
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  • Brad T.

    Everything

    Brad Torb · March 17, 2014
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  • Braeden

    Highly recommend the Phoneline Trail. Go in the morning, when it's cool, and make the descent when it warms up.

    Braeden · December 14, 2013
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  • Kaitlin M.

    Beautiful desert/mountain scenery. Take bear Canyon trail to seven falls in July during monsoons and the view is breathtaking. Animals are very active here!

    Kaitlin McIntosh · November 15, 2013
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  • John

    The tram is the best way to see stuff

    John · February 4, 2013
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  • Carol B.

    Best time to ride your bike up Sabino Canyon in the summer--really, really early! Like 5am But I went up at 6:30 am today..still cool enough for comfort...71---beautiful, quiet, magical.

    Carol Blomstrand · May 31, 2012
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  • Ahmad T.

    Find the secrete pools!

    Ahmad Taleb · September 1, 2011
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  • Jon

    The perfect place to hike, walk, run or ride your bike. It's beautiful here. Amazing landscape. Avoid the parking fees and park close enough to walk, or pay the parking fee and help keep it beautiful

    Jon · May 20, 2010
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  • Michael R.

    I used to live all of a minute from this park. Great then. Great now. Photography and hiking - a must

    Michael Ryan · 2 weeks ago
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  • Marnee D.

    Take the tram or walk up so that you get to the top around sunset. Watch as the canyon transforms with the change in light. Gorgeous.

    Marnee Dearman · October 28, 2014
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  • Austin T.

    Beautiful trails, Seven Falls is a must, especially during monsoon season.

    Austin Teter · August 10, 2014
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  • Tim H.

    Full Moon hikes are the best, no flashlights necessary. I'm serious, there's nothing quite like it. It's very peaceful.

    Tim H  · August 7, 2014
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  • Jen K.

    Beautiful place

    Jen Kendrick❤ · December 29, 2013
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  • TEAM HRDWRK N DEDCTN

    The parking lot is under construction it's only half the original size.

    TEAM HRDWRK N DEDCTN · November 9, 2013
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  • Monica N.

    Bear canyon/ Sabino canyon dam <3

    Monica Nichole · July 30, 2013
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  • Joseph O.

    Awesome experience!!! Take lots of water and food!!!

    Joseph O. · July 21, 2013
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  • Alan F.

    Go early in the summer months

    Alan Freedman · June 18, 2013
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  • Lori S.

    Take a hike!!

    Lori Snyder · June 2, 2013
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  • Roland P.

    no parking places New Years Day even outside on road

    Roland Provost · January 1, 2013
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  • Kate

    I learned the hard way that they have a pretty subpar "first aid station" but the volunteers/employees are very friendly and helpful

    Kate · March 30, 2012
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  • D2theE

    It is currently $8 per person to take the tram.

    D2theE · September 14, 2011
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  • Elizabeth R.

    Story and Photos Read more

    Elizabeth Rose · February 10, 2011
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  • Kim B.

    Take plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat. It's so beautiful, you'll keep hiking! There is a charge for parking. A pass can be purchased at the Entrance Station. Read more

    Kim Bayne · September 12, 2010
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  • Amy K.

    Tram ride through several key points and you can get out and walk anywhere along the way. After all of the winter rains, it should be absolutely gorgeous. Read more

    Amy Kalm · March 25, 2010
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