Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Pima Canyon Sunset Hike

Coronado National Forest,
Tucson Area
Pima Co.,

Hiking Trails:
Pima Canyon Trail

Total Time: 1:30 hours
Estimated Distance: 2.5 miles

Pros: Scenic desert canyon hike
Cons: None
Hike Type: Out and back
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Google Maps of Parking:

I was in Tucson attending a tradeshow, and the weather all day had been rainy. It's pretty nasty when it rains in Tucson, with strong winds and poor conditions. However, towards the late afternoon the rain subsided, so I took the opportunity for a short hike in the Santa Catalina Mountains and opted for Pima Canyon. I parked at the Pima Canyon trailhead and took the trail into the canyon for about a mile and a quarter, and then turned around and took the same route back. The departing clouds, combined with snow on the higher elevations and sunset at the end, made this a remarkable hike. 

Map of the Route

Pima Canyon and Saguaro Cactus

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