Sabino Dam and downstream riparian

About Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

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Sabino Canyon Recreation Area is located on the northeast corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Sabino Canyon Road. Soaring mountains, deep canyons, and the unique plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert found here draw over a million visitors a year to the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. The wonders of the desert foothills and rocky gorges of the Santa Catalina Mountains are marvelous and accessible.

Tram routes provide access to Sabino and Bear Canyons. Along the Sabino, route riders can get off at one of the nine shuttle stops, do a little birding, have a picnic, or spend time along one of the many pools and cascades that grace Sabino Creek. For those who just want a refresher course on its wonders, the nature trail at the visitor center offers plenty of wildlife and trailside interpretive information.

If riding the tram does not stir your sense of adventure, miles of hiking trails wander throughout the area and lead deeper into the Santa Catalina backcountry.

Content from Sabino Canyon Recreation Area Official Website and Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory website