A beautiful day hiking in the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. Sabino Canyon is understandably very popular with local folks due to its proximity to Tucson and the breathtaking scenery. We opted to head from the visitors center out to Bird Canyon which crosses out of Sabino into the Coronado NF and provided us with relative solitude in addition to the beautiful scenery.
Maria unfortunately picked up a number of cactus spines on her right leg during this hike (always a risk in this part of the world). Post tweezer phase, we are at the gauze and glue phase of removal.
This area of canyons and wilderness stands out in an area with abundant beauty. While it can be crowded we would definitely recommend a hike here when you visit Tucson.