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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sabino Canyon 7 Falls Trail

Don't let the barren space and brown tones of the desert trick you into thinking you can't find beauty in the desert. For years, well, about 35 years, I have visited Sabino Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains. While there is a vendor who runs a tram through the Canyon, there are many people who hike in and out. Some of the tram drivers offer a little history of the area, the geology and the wildlife. One of my favorite hikes is 7 Falls.

Seven Falls
Santa Catalina Mountains

Total Length 7.8 miles
Highest Elevation: 3250 feet
Lowest Elevation: 2600 feet
Elevation Change: 650 feet
Difficulty Rating: C

Best Seasons: Spring Summer Fall Winter (I don't agree with summer)
Hiking Time: 3 hours
Dogs: Dogs not allowed

This is a very easy and popular hike to the incredible Seven Falls. Everyone who lives in Tucson should make the trip at least once. Even though this hike is in the hot lower elevations, I list it as a summer hike because you can cool off in the pools at Seven Falls, and get your clothes wet so they keep you cool on the hike back.