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Madera Canyon, Tucson

4.7
#4 of 11 in Nature in Tucson
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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  • Views are very pretty. Would love to go hiking sometime. Many trails. Nice place for a picnic lunch.  more »
  • In mid-October we hiked the Old Baldy Trail up to the area where the Boy Scouts memorial is located. This is the shorter but steeper trail up to this location - lots of big steps up onto rocks and a f...  more »

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