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An awesome Desert Canyon

We spent a month in Tucson in March. We went hiking most days. We rented a condo that happened to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rocky and challenging hike that rewards with views!

The trailhead was at the edge of the Loews resort where we were staying, and was perfect for us to... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
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Trailhead: In Tucson, starting at the intersection of Speedway and Wilmot, follow Wilmot North. Wilmot Road turns into Tanque Verde at Pima Road. Follow Tanque Verde to Sabino Canyon Road. Turn left on Sabino Canyon Road and follow for 3.7 miles to...more
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 December 2015

I hiked with a friend on 11/28/15. We left at 8:30 am. Should have left earlier at sunrise in order to go all the way to the Window. The map you will see at the trailhead says 5.4 miles to the top. Our trackers indicated...More

5  Thank Laurence L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I am an avid hiker and mountaineer, but I can't recommend this trail due to its desperate need of maintenance. In early January 2018, I hiked up the canyon for four hours and got several miles into it. Along the way, nearly the entire time,...More

3  Thank Spider-Jeff
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a month in Tucson in March. We went hiking most days. We rented a condo that happened to back up to a trail leading into Ventana Canyon. We both hiked and ran the canyon trails. They were magnificent. In less than 10 minutes...More

Thank Pittsfordnewmans
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The trailhead was at the edge of the Loews resort where we were staying, and was perfect for us to practice with our bladder packs and trekking poles for the Grand Canyon. We saw a javalina early on, but did pass the Maiden Pools because...More

Thank jerseygirl830
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This has been my favorite hike in Tucson so far, It is a difficult hike and will challenge you but so worth it. The view changes with every turn of the trail. It is a well marked and a well traveled trail. We made it...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 14 April 2018

I was staying at the Loew's resort and found the hiking trail in the parking lot near my room (4191). Made my way out around 5:30am as I only had a few hours to hike before needing to catch the flight home. 2 hours was...More

Thank HappyTrippinMamma
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Of all the hiking trails in Tucson this is one of my favorites. very Scenic Trail but challenging in many parts because you have to climb over many rocks some are quite large. If you have your hiking stick along that would help. It is...More

1  Thank Carol A
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Was here with a bunch of business colleagues staying at the Loews Hotel and we we had an afternoon off. We thought a nice hiking trail would be a good option. So a few of us, and my wife, who generally does not enjoy hiking,...More

2  Thank psudino
Reviewed 28 March 2018

My wife and I enjoy getting out into the hiking trails and this area is easy to get to, well marked, and relaxing. We hike early as the sun can take over the desert by midday. Like most desert trails in the area wear good...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful canyon. But we have been in Tucson for a month and have found many other beautiful but better hiking trails. This could be one of the prettiest but also one of the hardest because of all of the rocks. Footing is...More

1  Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Lots of rocks and a narrow trail. There is limited parking at the hiking area. I do not think dogs are allowed. Lots of wild creatures and pets do not mix. If you love your pet, leave it home. Fairly steep trail in places. Walking...More

1  Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Great hike with awesome views and varied scenary. No problems with vegetation being overgrown on trail to Maiden Pool.. First part is super easy along easement. It gets steeper as you go on. Goes across washes. Look for cairns when it's not obvious where to...More

2  Thank V2457YGstephanies
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16 February 2017|
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Response from Monankit | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the previous 2 comments....muddy and flowing water will complicate this trail.