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Sabino Canyon - A Desert Oasis

July 22, 2012

The Two RV Gypsies in their new yard at Whispering Pines RV Park in Mesa, Arizona.

Whispering Pines RV Park in Mesa, Arizona the RV and toad of The Two RV Gypsies in Mesa, Arizona
Below is a simple photo shot at a busy street corner in Mesa, Arizona - a beautiful wall, behind which is lots of trees, a house, and a mountain peak.
a beautiul wall
divider bar

The two RV Gypsies experienced the beauty of one of the most unique Southwestern desert canyons by taking a Sabino Canyon tram ride. Sabino Canyon is a natural desert oasis located in Tucson’s Coronado National Forest and is home to spectacular desert landscapes and abundant wildlife.

sign: Sabino Canyon Visitor Center
sign: Sabino Canyon Visitor Center
sign: Welcome to Sabino Canyon Recreation area
The parking lot at Sabino Canyon.
The parking lot at Sabino Canyon.

The Two RV Gypsies took a narrated, educational 45-minute, 3.8 mile tour BY TRAM into the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Sabino Canyon. The trams have nine stops along the tour with several restroom facilities and picnic grounds located near Sabino Creek. The tram turns around at Stop #9 and heads back down to the Visitor’s Center, at which point riders may remain on board or hike back down. Trams arrive on average every 30 minutes.

A variety of trails were available along the way for hiking that ranged from easy to challenging. The main road, one of two routes on which Sabino Canyon Tours operates its Sabino Canyon tram route, is mostly flat and paved. It can be easily navigated by visitors of all ages. The main road ascends from 2,800 to 3,300 feet and crosses Sabino Creek over 9 stone bridges. It is a favorite route for both hikers and bicyclists.

tram ride
The two RV Gypsies took the tram ride, but did NOT hike any of the trails. It was such a very hot day.
the tram at Sabino Canyon
 Sabino Canyon
panorama in Sabino Canyon
mountain at Sabino Canyon
lots of cacti at Sabino Canyon
top of a mountain
mountain peaks and cacti
clouds between two mountain peaks
the road and mountains at Sabino Canyon
scenery from the tram
rock cliffs
rock cliffs
lots of cacti
At tram stop #8, the two RV Gypsies got off the tram and took a walk down a very short, easy trail to see people swimming under a very small waterfall. It was over 100 degrees out, and Karen was upset that none of the brochures mentioned that this was a great spot to swim and cool off. Had she known, she would have worn a bathing suit and enjoyed the experience.
Lee Duquette
people swimming under a very small waterfall
people swimming under a very small waterfall
people swimming under a very small waterfall
mountain and cacti
mountain and cacti
mountain and cacti
sign Hazardous bridge ahead
Cacti by the Visitor's Center
barrel cactus by the Visitor's Center
cactus by the Visitor's Center
Below: The scenery as the two RV Gypsies drove to an outdoor cactus museum.
curvy mountain road
cacti on the road side
Below: a look back at the road the two RV Gypsies just drove on
mountain and cacti
The lunch spot of the two RV Gypsies
lunch view for the two RV Gypsies
lunch view of the two RV Gypsies
lunch time view for the two RV Gypsies
The two RV Gypsies arrived at the outdoor cactus museum, but it started to rain, so all they did was take a picture of the colorful rock and then they headed back towards their RV, but the kind of liked this colorful building along the way.
colorful rock
colorful building
look below
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Willcox, Arizona
and the BBQ Restaurant
Fort Willcox RV Park
and the roadrunner
Chiricahua National Monument The double rainbow
and the deer encounter
Saguaro National Park Sabino Canyon
Travel and Casa Grande Ruins Amazing scenery
Fry's London Bridge
Parker Dam Lake Havasu Island
look below
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