Sabino Canyon, Tucson's Desert Oasis

Desert Wilderness 20 minutes from Central Tucson


Educational trips are offered by the oasis providing  an opportunity to learn
about the riparian vegetation and animal life that live along the canyon creek

Sabino Canyon Desert Tucson

Huge magnificent Saguaros dot the canyon walls and towering rock
formations rise several thousand feet from the canyon floor

A unique oasis on the
edge of the city

Located in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains 12 miles from downtown Tucson, the oasis in Sabino Canyon is one of the most scenic parks in Arizona. Hike the canyon trails or take a tram ride along the paved road that runs up into the canyon, crossing stone bridges over Sabino Creek.


Hiking Sabino Canyon, Tucson


Mountain lions are among the many species of wildlife in the canyon

Winter rains bring spring cactus into bloom and hikers enjoy an outing on one of the canyon trails.

The Sonoran DesertMt LemmonSonoran Desert MuseumSaguaro National Park

Sabino Canyon    •Cowboys  
Cultures  •Hiking   •Mariachi   •History   •Barrios  •Tucson Foothills   
  •Indian TribesTucson Rodeo


Visitors following the road can view the creek that winds through the canyon, the riparian vegetation, magnificent Saguaros on the canyon walls, and towering rock cliffs

Trailheads can be found that lead to other sections of the National Forest. visitors travel by foot or horseback. Bicycles are permitted before 9am or after 5pm any day except Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Hiking, Sabino Canyon, Tucson





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