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Madera Canyon

Exit 63 Off Interstate 19, 303 Old Tucson (Nogales Ranger Station), Tucson, AZ 85747
+1 520-281-2296
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"An oasis and driving there from Tucson is out of this world for a European".

I left the desert of Three Points Area that morning and drove towards Madeira Canyon and I was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Forest Row, United Kingdom
Great drive up into the canyon and mountain

went up there and climbed to the top of mount wrightson. a lot of history. climb was fairly easy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“green valley” (44 reviews)
“bird watching” (39 reviews)
Exit 63 Off Interstate 19, 303 Old Tucson (Nogales Ranger Station), Tucson, AZ 85747
+1 520-281-2296
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Reviewed yesterday

I left the desert of Three Points Area that morning and drove towards Madeira Canyon and I was taken aback by the sheer majestic beauty of the mountains in the distance. Green is the colour I remember the most after the pink sand of the...More

Thank shantalashanty
Reviewed 1 week ago

went up there and climbed to the top of mount wrightson. a lot of history. climb was fairly easy with a good trail. not my first mountain climb.you can do it in tennis shoes but bring at least a qt of water p.p. old boy...More

Thank clipper13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect hiking and a great weather ... all you can see is green and the wild animals playing around and have many different trails

Thank Daniela B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful 40 mile drive south of Tucson. Interstate, then a good road. You don't have to take the arduous hike to the top. Take the short nature hike beginning near Madera Canyon Lodge. There is a birding area next to the Lodge. There are plenty...More

Thank AZ1912
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Madera is one of my favorite local get-aways. hard ot believe you're so close to Tucson - It feels like a completely different world. Almost guaranteed to experience wildlife, particularly mule deer or turkey. If you're a fan of birding, they have a a great...More

Thank Ty_Stout
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I did a solo hike to the summit of Mt. Wrightson on a Thursday morning and the only company I had was the wildlife. The hike itself was on the moderate plus to difficult side, I'm 67 so the hike was challenging. I took the...More

1  Thank jpappas40
Reviewed 31 October 2017

You put your entry/parking fee ($5) in an envelope and put the stub on the car dash and the envelope in a containder. Easy unless you need change. Anyway the canyon is beautiful and the hiking is fun. A bit of a challenge for those...More

Thank Travellingdude2
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I've driven to Madera canyon twice to hike it's beautiful mountain, the latest one is to Santa Rita trail. it's not a very common trail. I feel so lucky to have a group to introduce these mountains. anyway, Madera canyon has so much to offer,...More

Thank Gail L
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Hiking to the peak of Mt Wrightson from the nearest lot takes 3-4 hours each way. Along the way, I saw Turkey, Mule Deer, various lizards and a Tarantula. The views from the peak are stunning but it's not necessary to go all the way...More

Thank dolomoto
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My husband and I love to go here to hike. Short or long trails available and an abundance of wildlife from turkey to bear (hope not to run into them) :-) lots of deer. Picnic areas.

Thank Kristy A
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Adrian P
17 October 2017|
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Response from wes53032 | Reviewed this property |
Should not have a problem. Gradual incline up the canyon.
Betty E
11 March 2017|
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Response from fotoman170 | Reviewed this property |
I got my pass at the USFS downtown but I am disabled so I qualified for the perpetual pass and had to get it at the office. If you are on Social Security, you will have to do the same. Otherwise I'd just get the pass at the... More
Betty E
11 March 2017|
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Response from katiepenney | Reviewed this property |
You can buy it at the entrance