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Explore Tucson's Sabino Canyon

via Sabino Canyon Shuttle Tours
By Stacey Gregory
Sabino Canyon Crawler

Explore one of Tucson’s most popular hiking destinations, Sabino Canyon, without ever setting foot on a trail. The Sabino Canyon Crawler offers shuttle tours through the wonders of Sabino Canyon, located on the northeastern edge of Tucson in the Coronado National Forest.


The electric shuttle journey begins at the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area visitor center and accommodates up to 60 passengers on one of two tours. The Sabino Canyon Tour is a 7.4-mile one-hour round-trip hop-on, hop-off experience, offering places to get out and explore the canyon. From here, guests can choose to continue on foot to the Visitor Center or show their ticket to get back on the shuttle at designated stops. The Bear Canyon Tour is a 30-minute, two-mile tram ride with three stops where hikers can access trails, including the popular Seven Falls trailhead. The moderate-to-difficult hike to see the intermittent series of waterfalls is 8.4 miles round trip from the Visitor Center, which is shortened with a ride on the shuttle.

Sabino Canyon Crawler
Sabino Canyon Crawler

No matter which tour you choose, you can learn about Sabino Canyon along the way. Using earbuds, you can hear the recorded narration in English or Spanish about how the canyon was formed, fascinating historical and cultural insights, the diverse flora and fauna, including coyotes, mountain lions, hawks, rattlesnakes, hummingbirds, and lizards. 

5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.

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