Tickets were $8 each for the 40-minute round trip, which is narrated by the driver and makes 9 stops. It was a fun way to get a look at the canyon and learn a little about its history, flora and fauna. After a short hike at the top to Sabino Canyon Creek, we walked back down the road. Jim did the entire 3.7 miles to the visitor center, but I stopped one mile short -- it felt like my quads might blow up after yesterday's weight lifting session -- and got on the tram. While I was waiting I met a woman from New York who was hiking with two recently replaced hips!
|The Sabino Canyon tram at the top of the canyon, where we got out and started our hike. When we started our ride up, Jim started humming "It's a Small World After All" because the tram does kind of look like a Disneyland ride. Fortunately I was able to get the song out of my head.|
|Bev on the trail at the top of the canyon and on a trail toward Sabino Canyon Creek.|
|Our destination: Sabino Creek, which crosses the canyon road several times but is about a half a mile from the road at the top of the canyon. We sat in the shade of a couple of big boulders near this spot and had a snack. After the one mile round trip to the creek, we walked back down the canyon road. Jim took this photo with his iPhone.|