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“Rocky trails through beautiful canyons”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Pima Canyon

Pima Canyon
Ranked #51 of 280 things to do in Tucson
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Leawood, Kansas
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131 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Rocky trails through beautiful canyons”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

Our second hike during our stay in Tucson was the trail to the dam in Pima Canyon. While the Sabino Canyon trails lie within the well maintained and equipped Coronado National Forest, the Pima Canyon trailhead is much more rustic. While the scenery is outstanding, the trails themselves are much more rustic than those of Sabino Canyon.

We're in our early 60's and are not avid hikers, but we found the path rocky, but manageable. By rocky, I mean that the trail is often like very rough cobblestone as opposed to crushed gravel or large expanses of smooth stone.

The trails are not excessively marked, so it becomes a mystery to figure out how far to go. The final destination of our hike, the dam, was a welcome sight. Of particular interest were the nearby impressions in the stone, left by the Native Americans who clearly favored the area for a long time.

We'll be back again, camera at the ready, and with a better supply of water and granola!

Tips:

There are no facilities at the trailhead.
Bring plenty of water and snacks to fuel you through the 6.4 mile hike.

Visited February 2012
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Escondido, California
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“Nice trail with good views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

2 hour walk with a few challenges, but most ages can manage

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houston
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“used to be a secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

i first went to pima canyon in 1978. man it was something special. way out of town hah! still a marvelous hike and access to the high country

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Columbia, Missouri
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“Great sunset views of Tucson”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

Parts a little rocky and rough. Great hike but would not take my aging parents. Stunning sunset views.

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