Best Recreation Area in Southern Arizona

Sabino Canyon

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A good, stiff 1960s-style cocktail is often followed by a water chaser. The water is what goes down smoothly at Sabino Canyon. Find yourself in the soul-quenching abundance of it during the monsoon season. Enjoy the cool carving of Sabino's stream, and the way it pools up generously behind a manmade dam, or flows beneath your feet as you walk over sometimes-shady bridges to one of the 89 picnic sites. It's the water that provides the lush flora with its life-giving refreshment. Take your shoes off, and let your city feet drink it all in.

Runners up:

2. Mount Lemmon

3. Madera Canyon

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