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It's no wonder that both visitors and locals love hiking in Sabino Canyon. The picturesque surroundings, the close proximity to town, and the variety of ways to experience it all put this National Recreation Area at the top of any outdoor enthusiast's list. Sabino allows visitors hike up the canyon along a 3.8 mile paved road, or take several different dirt trails up along the canyon walls. They even offer a tram service up the road so you can ride one way and hike the other, or just ride both ways! The road to the top crosses the Sabino creek several time and offers access to swimming holes and picnic areas. The main road is also open to cyclists before 9:00am and after 5:00pm on all days except for Wednesday and Saturday (no bikes allowed on these days.) Visitors can also hike the adjacent Bear Canyon trail to reach Seven Falls, an area where waterfalls fed by mountain runoff come cascading down into the canyon. This hike is also very popular but a bit more challenging than hiking the main Sabino road so be prepared. If you have questions about which trail best suits you, stop at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center for maps and more information.
Please note that Sabino Canyon requires an entry fee: Daily Entrance: $5.00 per vehicle Tram requires an additional fee Depending on the time of year some of the pools and creeks may be dry. Those intending to do longer hikes should bring a map, sunscreen and plenty of water - at least one gallon per person per day.