Hiking in Sabino Canyon

Scott and I finally got out on a real hike in Tucson and it was wonderful! We’d been waiting for a day that wasn’t good for cycling. The day was very windy and on the chilly side but the hiking was great! It was very windy at first but we were soon walking in a canyon that sheltered us from the wind with beautiful and varied scenery! I’ll let the photos do the talking. Lucky for you I brought my amazing photographer with me.

Walking along a nice sandy trail


Getting more interesting!


Where’s the trail?


Crossing a dry stream bed


Along the trail
Afternoon nap
Finally some wildlife!


My husband Scott Anderson and I have spent most of our time riding bicycles. We have done extensive bicycle touring all over the world over the past 30 years. We were fully self supported and the routes we took were all developed by Scott.

9 response to "Hiking in Sabino Canyon"

  1. By: Laura Posted: January 12, 2021

    Looks like a fantastic hike. The last time we were in Arizona, Jim was past being able to hike, so we didn’t venture too far from the automobile or bicycle, but I’d love to do some desert hiking. Great photographs.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: January 12, 2021

    Beautiful. The desert (any desert) is easily my favorite environment for hiking. And that’s true even though it’s almost always 90 degrees or more when I’m in one. Thank goodness for the lack of humidity. It must be truly glorious when the air is cool.

  3. By: BobinVT Posted: January 12, 2021

    Looks beautiful! I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. Tucson keeps luring me to come visit. First for the cycling, and now hiking.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: January 12, 2021

    Great hike and beautiful photos Rocky. Seems to me there were two amazing photographers on this hike ;’-)

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: January 14, 2021

    Looks like a really enjoyable hike, even without flowing water. Though I am a mountain person through and through, I still love being in other environments and being amazed by the plant diversity and local geology. Glad you’ve had good weather, but it looks like they could use some crummy weather there to help that drought!

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