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Madera Canyon, Tucson

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#4 of 11 in Nature in Tucson
Canyon · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Part of the extensive Coronado National Forest, Madera Canyon features outdoor facilities, trails, and an array of migratory bird species. Visit the area, nestled in a mountainous region of the state, and marvel at its wide variety of plant life, which ranges from high-elevation forests to more desert-like stretches. Wander its network of hiking trails to explore these different climactic zones, and keep your eyes peeled for some of the more than 200 species of birds that call the area home, including flycatchers, trogons, warblers, and more. Swing by the visitor center for a map of the canyon and then park in one of the several designated areas that line the road throughout the park. Take a look at our Tucson trip itinerary app to schedule your visit to Madera Canyon and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • wheelchair accessible and dog-friendly trails. Nature on full display. Mule deers, lizards and famous for birding. 
    wheelchair accessible and dog-friendly trails. Nature on full display. Mule deers, lizards and famous for birding.  more »
  • Madera Canyon wasn’t even on my list until someone told me about it. Unfortunately we just had time to stop by for a few hours in passing. The hiking looks awesome! We wandered up and down the creek....  more
    Madera Canyon wasn’t even on my list until someone told me about it. Unfortunately we just had time to stop by for a few hours in passing. The hiking looks awesome! We wandered up and down the creek....  more »

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