Welcome to Sabino Canyon Tours!

Experience the beauty of one of the most unique Southwestern desert canyons on 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.

During the winter and summer rainy seasons, pools of water form in rocky outcroppings that wind up among hillsides resplendent with Palo Verde trees, Cholla and Prickly Pear cactus and graceful groves of Ocotillo.

History of Sabino Canyon

Sabino Canyon’s history is as diverse as it is fascinating. The Santa Catalina mountain range began its formation over 12 million years ago, 7 million years before the earliest known human being walked the face of the earth. In around 5 million B.C., the mountains ceased formation around the Tucson area, setting the stage for future ecological action. Plant life first appeared between 6,000 and 8,000 years ago, and some of the earliest predominant human occupants of Sabino Canyon were the Hohokam people. Continue reading…

SPECIAL NOTICE – from Sabino Canyon Tours – 1 July 2018 

As of this date – Sabino Canyon Tours, Inc. – Is NO longer operating it’s Shuttles in the Sabino Canyon Area – REASON – The USDA – Forest Service gave the operations to the city of Tucson Bus Lines – – –  I could not compete with the Money that the city of Tucson has – I’m only one person and I certainly don’t have the money the city has – plus – I do NOT get any ‘Subsidies’ as they do from the City – County – State and Federal Government through – TAXES – I’ve never got any Subsidies –

When the City will start to Operate is unknown – as the Media and the Forest Service has stated due to a Lawsuit {There is NO Lawsuit filed – it’s an APPEAL} Yes I did file said APPEAL – since there was a ‘Bidding’ Process for the new contract to provide services here as of 1 July 2018 – REASON – I filed it – was due to time limits on said process – including when the announcement was to be made as to WHO would get said contract – but PRIOR to said date for the release – the City put it on the internet that they would be providing said service – with that being said and – QUESTION – How would they know – since the date for the release of WHO would get said contract?!?

My Fares for Adults have been at $10.00 per Adult – Now with the City – they plan to charge $ 12.00 as they said – but now with the Appeal – they have said [ I have documents on this ] The Adult Fare would be $ 13.00.  It would be understandable due to the cost of the new ‘Electric’ Shuttles – BUT – Tucson Electric Power Company is ‘GIVING’ the City bus line $1,500,000. To Purchase said Electric Shuttles – so NO Cost – to the City for the NEW Shuttles (where I would’ve had to P A Y to get the New Shuttles).  So – with Free Equipment and Subsidies one might question why such a higher fare – PLUS – IF the Power Company raises its rates – would one question as to WHY – since the basic money is from power customers.

HIKERS – I’ve talked to a couple of – Hikers who’ve Never used MY Shuttle Service – thus Never paid my fee to ride them – and they’ve told me they were Happy for the City to take over – and I told them that’s OKAY by me – BUT –since they don’t plan to use the NEW Service – NOW- they can be Happy to PAY for it – again even since they won’t use it and that’s because the City is _ SUBSIDISED – by City –County – State and Federal – TAXES – SO – Be HAPPY to pay for it – Even IF you don’t use it!!



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Good Luck to you all and a Fond Farewell

Good Bye!!

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