Sabino Canyon is in southern Arizona, not far from Tucson, and draws visitors for its outdoor recreational opportunities and natural beauty. Sabino Canyon is part of the Coronado National Forest, and an incredibly popular recreation spot. Activities in the area include hiking, horseback riding, cycling, birding, and more. There's no access for private vehicles, but there are canyon tours in a tram for people who can't or don't have time to do much hiking.
There are campgrounds, camping areas, RV camps, and cabins for rent near Sabino Canyon if you're interested in a longer stay, but Sabino Canyon is for day use only. Be on the lookout for native species such as gila monsters, bobcats, and javelinas – a small pig-like mammal.
To access Sabino Canyon, you'll need a Coronado Recreational Pass ($5 for a day pass or $20 for an annual pass) or a National Pass/America the Beautiful Pass ($80 for an annual pass). A ride on the tram costs $8 for adults, $4 for children. The visitor center is open 8am-4:30pm every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.