We delight in the beauty of Southern Arizona. And no place is more magnificent than Saguaro National Park West. When friends & family visit for the first time, we always recommend they visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to learn about our Sononan Desert. We suggest they then go a few … Continue reading
There are several routes to the top of Mt. Wasson in the Tucson Mountains. This is a pictoral story of Sweetwater and Kings Canyon trails.Continue reading
Below are quick references to many hiking trails in Southern Arizona by area.Continue reading
Beautiful canyon, brutal hike. 8 miles out and back. Steep. No, I mean really steep! Rock climbing near the top. This outcropping is the towering natural monument you see from the City as you look north toward the Catalina Mountains and Mt. Lemmon. Don’t do it if you’re not seriously … Continue reading
Mt. Wasson is the highest peak (4,687′) in the Tucson Mountains west of the city. Take El Camino del Cerro (exit 252 from I-10) west about 5 miles from the freeway to the trailhead. From the top you will have an expansive east view of the city and Catalina Mountains. … Continue reading
This trail starts at Sabino Canyon Visitors Center on the east side of Tucson. Fairly easy if you’re in reasonably good physical shape. You can hike from the Visitors Center or take the tram (cash only) a couple of miles in and then hike another couple of miles more to … Continue reading
The Yetman Trail is an easy to moderate hike through a pretty saguaro-rich valley and up over the mountains near Gates Pass.Continue reading
About 2 miles down the road from the Desert Museum is the Saguaro National Park Visitors Center.
I know this is odd, but there are two Saguaro National Parks – East & West. In between is Metropolitan Tucson. If you only have time to visit one, go West.