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Woodland Hills, California
December 1, 2005
From journal Thanksgiving Weekend in Tucson
November 29, 2005
From journal Tucson: A Nature Lover's Dream
Rodeo, New Mexico
April 25, 2004
The landscape of the canyon is captivating. It features steep, rugged cliffs, foothills, and lush riparian habitat all along the creek and around Sabino Lake. No private vehicles are allowed on the paved road that goes up the canyon and crosses Sabino Creek nine times on rustic stone bridges. But you can take a shuttle. Many prefer to walk part or all of the way, and your shuttle ticket allows you to get off and re-board as many times as you want. For shuttle fee information and much more, go to the Forest Service website.
Last year, we took a short loop hike past the old stone Sabino Dam before catching the shuttle the rest of the way up the canyon. At the end of the shuttle route, we usually hike a ways up the Sabino Canyon Trail, which quickly gains enough elevation to give us spectacular views of the canyon. This trail is an access trail to the more extensive Santa Catalina trail system. There are numerous other trails, including the Phoneline Trail, that parallels the road up high across the ridge, the Esperero Trail to Bird Canyon and Esperero Canyon, and the Bear Canyon Trail to Seven Falls. The Visitor Center provides a good introduction to the area, and the Bajada Loop Trail, a short self-guided nature trail that starts at the Visitor Center, gives information about the desert plants you will find here.
From journal Spring at the Foot of Dark Mountain -- Tucson
January 16, 2001
From journal Tucson: Our Adopted Hometown
by Vera Marie
August 25, 2000
From journal Tucson's Top Seven