“Horseback Riding Heaven in Tucson!”
Catalina State Park sits at the base of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains. The park is a haven for desert plants and wildlife and nearly 5,000 saguaros. The 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons and streams invites camping, picnicking and bird watching — more than 150 species of birds call the park home. The park provides miles of equestrian, birding, hiking, and biking trails which wind through the park and into the Coronado National Forest at elevations near 3,000 feet. The park is located within minutes of the Tucson metropolitan area.Park facilities include a campground, picnic tables, grills, trails, an equestrian center, a group use area for day or overnight use (available by reservation), restrooms, showers, and a gift shop. All restroom and shower facilities are accessible. The park also offers an equestrian center which provides a staging area for trail riders with ample trailer parking.Don't have a horse? Pusch Ridge Stables is an equestrian concessionaire near the park that offers horse rides on designated trails on the north end of the park. Visit our website for more information.This scenic desert park also offers equestrian trails and an equestrian center provides a staging area for trail riders with plenty of trailer parking. Bring along your curiosity and your sense of adventure as you take in the beautiful mountain backdrop, desert wildflowers, cacti and wildlife that call this area home.
I camped here for 2 nights in space 16 and was amazed with the view of the mountains. It was a bit hot, so I spent my outdoor time in the early morning and late afternoon. I loved watching the ground squirrels and found them to be fascinating creatures.
The showers were spotless, and plenty of room in the women's area.
The gift shop at the entrance has some great mementos.
This place is gorgeous. But it is not free as roadtripper reports. Camping is $30.00.
Really great camping, and make sure you do the hike to the Romero Ruins!
do they have showers ?
One of the few trails in Tucson that you can hike with your dog (:
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Catalina State Park
- Sun - Sat: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for equestrian, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
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- daily 8AM-5PM (ranger station)
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