Sabino Canyon Recreation Area & Mt. Lemmon, Tucson, AZ

 

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, Tucson, Arizona

Sabino Canyon mountainsSabino Canyon Recreation Area was highly recommended to see the landscape and desert and their shuttle would make it possible for my mother to enjoy too. It was just down the road from where we stayed in Ventana Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains, so we went for a mid-morning visit. I would recommend taking plenty of liquids, sunscreen, wear a hat and snacks or picnic. We rode the shuttle all the way to the last stop, and on the way back, got off half way to walk the rest of the way. We met Mom back at the visitor center after a hot walk back.

Here’s the link to their website for more information. http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recarea/?recid=80532

Sabino Canyon blooming saguaros

Sabino Canyon visitor center

Sabino Canyon recreation sign

Sabino Canyon trolleys and mountain view

Sabino Canyon Jamie and mom

Sabino Canyon people trolleyBe sure and have your ticket handy to show the driver if you have gotten off and want back on the shuttle. If you have lost your ticket you will have to re-pay to get back on.

Sabino Canyon ticket holder

Sabino Canyon bird on cactus 1

Sabino Canyon bird on cactus 2 wings

Sabino Canyon bird on cactus 3

Sabino Canyon birds nest

Sabino Canyon flicker on cactus

Sabino Canyon joggers

Sabino Canyon mockingbird & bloom

Sabino Canyon mountain view blooms

Sabino Canyon mountains & cactus

Sabino Canyon mountains and cactus 1

Sabino Canyon mountains

Sabino Canyon roadrunner

Sabino Canyon rock face

Sabino Canyon saguaro & purple vert

Sabino Canyon saguaro & yellow vert

Sabino Canyon saguaro blooming, yellow

Sabino Canyon saguaro blooms clsup

Sabino Canyon Saguaro cactus

Sabino Canyon saguaro hori

Sabino Canyon snake

 

Sabino Canyon yellow bird & blooms

Sabino Canyon yellow spiky bloom

Sabino Canyon yellow tree blooms

Sabino Canyon Wally walkingLater that afternoon we decided to drive up Mt. Lemmon to see the views. Here are a few snapshots from our drive. It is a twisty hilly drive with amazing panoramic views. Here’s a view over Tuscon.

Mt. Lemmon view over Tucson

Mt. Lemmon hill silhouette

Mt. Lemmon hoodoo

Mt. Lemmon hoodoos

Mt. Lemmon nosy face rock

Mt. Lemmon panorama 2

Mt. Lemmon panorama view

Mt. Lemmon ridge view

Mt. Lemmon rocky hillThat’s it for this trip

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