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“Majestic Views!”
Review of Madera Canyon

Madera Canyon
Ranked #11 of 306 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 13 March 2010

Madera Canyon is remote, yet accessible (20 minutes from Green Valley, AZ) and very beautiful. We visited this park late afternoon during a rainstorm - and saw 2 herds of wild turkeys walking on the road, an unbelievable sight - also some deer. We came back for a hike in better weather. There are maps at each trailhead & 5 levels of difficulty of hiking trails - from easy to difficult. There is even a paved one for wheelchair access. We chose a moderately easy hike to start out with, but believe me, we gained enough elevation to have stunning views of the snowcapped peaks and valley below. I can only imagine the views from the expert trails. There are several parking areas with picnic tables interspersed. There are also several small rustic inns for overnite stays, and a gift shop next to a spectacular bird-feeding area. This is a truly must see day-trip for a change of scenery from the desert.

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Reviewed 31 December 2008

This sky island park is an absolute gem tucked away in a canyon with views of majestic surrounding mountains. There is an awesome bird watching area where you can see hummingbirds and other wildlife flit about from the comfort of a nice bench. They have multiple picnic areas that are very clean and pretty secluded from each other. Parking and restrooms are plentiful. You can also stay in a cottage in the canyon for a reasonable rate though we didn't plan for or have time for that. This park is perfect for a hike and is a great one to bring and enjoy a picnic lunch at. I had a five year old and nine year old with me and we had a great snowball fight in 72 degree weather and T shirts. We also saw a few deer on the way back out of the park.

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