Looking for a place to get outdoors that offers easy and challenging trails? This is that place. On the northeast edge of Tucson, Sabino Canyon offers a variety of terrain including a paved path for the lighter option, or miles of rugged ground to explore.
Sabino Canyon’s history is as diverse as it is fascinating. The Santa Catalina Mountains began forming over 12 million years ago, 7 million years before the earliest known human being walked the face of the earth. It’s estimated that some of the earliest predominant human occupants of Sabino Canyon were the Hohokam people.
During the rainy season, some trails will have you sloshing through creeks. But if you’re looking for something easy on the feet, there’s always the option of riding the narrated, educational tram tour, which affords visitors a close-up of the stunning canyon views.
If you’re looking to stay close to the scenic Sabino Canyon, there’s plenty of hotel options in Tucson that are only a short drive away.
Visitor Center: Open daily, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Parking: $5/day, per vehicle
Santa Catalina Ranger District
5900 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85750