Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
- Type: Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Swimming/Pools
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Located along the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains on Tucson's northeast edge, Sabino Canyon's numerous hiking trails and swimming areas make this recreation area popular with residents and tourists alike. Visitors picnic among the saguaro cacti and cool down in Sabino Creek. And if you're looking to get a feel for the area without breaking too much of a sweat, take a ride on the Sabino Canyon Tram. One TripAdvisor user writes: "I'm not a big hiker but I do enjoy the desert scenery … [The tram is] great for people with little kids or older folks who aren't able to hike far or just lazy folks like me!"
Sabino Canyon is open all day, every day. The tram runs every day with hours varying by season. General admission to the park is $5, while tram rides cost $8 for adults and $4 for children. For more information, visit the Sabino Canyon website and the tram tours' website.