Had read about this place in Arizona Highways magazine. Nice temperature this time of year ( November) but the bird migration seems to have been done with. A beautiful place and easy to get to.
I love Madera Canyon for its wild life and great trails. The air smells wonderful up there and it truly a sky island. The trails are well marked and maintained. Always make sure you carry plenty of water some of the trails are strenuous, but the views from the top are spectacular. The gift store in Madera Canyon is great... More
Spent the day in Madera Canyon near Green Valley / Tucson, Arizona. Took some 240 pictures as we walked the nature trails, visited all the picnic areas, explored the overnight camping area, and visited the gift shops. There are also a motel, and two or more Bed and Breakfast facilities. The Friends of Madera Canyon and the National Forest Service... More
It takes about 45 min to get here, but the excellent trails up sycamore lined canyons make it a very pleasant hiking and picnic spot. Altitude makes it cooler than Tucson too
My friends and I ride the ATV trails in this area. What a beautiful area this is. There are picnic tables, and most other facilities. Wheelchairs could not negotiate most of the lengthy trails, but would be useable in many areas.
Spent an afternoon exploring this beautiful and wild area. Not quite an hour south of Tucson and you're in what feels like the middle of nowhere. Beautiful Mount Wrightson with its bald peaks, deep canyons that beg exploring along with a myriad of dirt roads that go all over the place makes for a fun way to spend the day.... More
We had planned to walk on the Carrie Nation Trail, but after an initial desigation on the starting map, there was no mention of it on subsequent trails. So we never found it. This was supposed to be the place to see the Elegant Trogan, but we didn't see it either. A few other birds (not many) however. Not the... More
No water up there, real incline. We saw tons of birds; turkey, flycatchers, tanagers, no Elegant Trogan but others have seen them there. Take water, good hiking boots, camera. Lots of illegal warning signs posted.
This is a glorious hike stating from Madera Canyon which is filled with Arizona Live Oaks, Junipers, and in this monsoon season yellow columbines that nod in the breeze. Start the long trek very early in the day. This is an almost 15 mile round trip hike. Take at least two gallons of water for each person. Snack on bits... More
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