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Catalina State Park

This scenic desert park offers camping, hiking, picnicking, bicycling, horseback riding, plant and wildlife viewing, and an archaeological site, all just a few minutes from Tucson.

Catalina State Park is located within Coronado National Forest, and is managed by Arizona State Parks in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service.
The park encompasses 5,493 acres at elevations near 3,000 feet.
Bring along your curiosity and your sense of adventure as you take in the beautiful mountain backdrop, desert wildflowers, cacti and wildlife that call this area home. The Santa Catalina Mountains form the backdrop for this 5500 acre desert park located near Tucson at elevations near 3000 feet.

The foothills, canyons and streams of the park contain a vast array of desert plants and wildlife.
The park offers camping, picnicking, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.

Sabino Canyon
Located in the Coronado Forest, Sabino Canyon is an oasis in the desert, offering dozens of hiking trails through the lush Sonoran desert and rushing streams and clear, cool ponds. A 45-minute narrated ground tram trip travels the most camera-worthy scenery in the Tucson area up to the head of the canyon.

Sabino Canyon
Sabino Canyon



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Source: Metropolitan Tucson CVB, James Randklav
Last modified: 20050107
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