Sabino Canyon is located in the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. North of Tucson, where Coronado National Forest meets the Santa Catalina Mountains. Here we find them! The mountains of Arizona with deep canyons. With more than a million visitors, the Santa Catalina Mountains at the canyon also offer barrier-free access for people to. A super nice park in Arizona.
The canyon is wonderful for watching the colorful bird life, having a picnic and experiencing the blooming desert. With the shuttle buses we can drive deep into the canyon. Dogs, however, are not allowed in Sabino Canyon unless they are so-called "service dogs". This is the case with handicapped people where the dogs are necessary.
A canyon in the Arizona desert
The deserts in California and Arizona are known to be very hot. Especially in summer we need headgear and plenty of sunscreen. Sufficient supplies of water are equally important. Shortly before the desert there are big waterfalls, which dominate the picture.
Entrance to Sabino Canyon National Park – the Annual Pass
In 1905, the canyon in southern Arizona became a United States National Park.
Consequently, we have the choice of paying either the entry fee in cash or by credit card. Of course we use the Annual Pass. This one is worthwhile because we visit several national parks in the USA within one year. So we were already at the Grand Canyon and the Organ Pipe National Park.
We also conveniently paid for the passport with a credit card. Definitely worth the 80 USD. Because we do not want to pay foreign currency fees, because we find these costs stupid, we were well advised with the DKB Visa Card. Because, as is well known, the USA is not part of the area in which the euro is legal tender. Since March 2019, electric buses have been driving through the canyon.
Journey to Arizona
Cheap flights to Phoenix have been available for some time now. These are u.a. offered by Condor.
However, it is also nice and often even cheaper to look for a cheap flight to San Francisco or Los Angeles. We flew to San Francisco and started our round trip there by rental car. Both California and Arizona have so much to offer that it is worthwhile to plan for a longer period of time. Sabino Canyon is only a recommendation. Especially in April or. May. This is the time when the whole desert blossoms and is so colorful that our typical idea of a barren desert is completely overturned.