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Grab your Boots to Hike the Sonoran Desert

October 12, 2021

Venture into the Catalina Foothills for an adventure sure to satisfy nature and history lovers alike. Autumn marks the end of Arizona’s rainy season, which means hiking trails are more accessible as temperatures drop and water levels stabilize. So choose a trail, any trail! All of Tucson’s waterfalls, streams, and lakes are sure to be at peak flow and dazzling. One of the most popular hiking trails in the area around Tucson is the Seven Falls Trail located within the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, about 9 miles east of the resort. Most of the path is under the sun without shade, so be sure to carry water and check the weather before you set out. But your sweat will be well worth it, as you’ll be immersed in Sonoran Desert beauty, surrounded by centuries-old saguaros. Not to mention the seven gorgeous waterfalls you’ll want to stop and photograph along your way. For a more leisurely adventure, drive just 7 miles north of Westward Look to Catalina State Park, where you’ll find a variety of nature and birding trails easy enough for the whole family to enjoy. The Romero Ruins Interpretive Trail is a simple 30-minute loop of less than one mile, which takes you to a hilltop archaeological site that includes the remains of a Hohokam village dating back to about 500 A.D.!

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