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Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park is a scenic desert park offering camping, hiking, picnicking, bicycling, horseback riding, plant and wildlife viewing, and an archaeological site, all just a few minutes from Tucson. Catalina State Park is located within the Coronado National Forest, and is managed by Arizona State Parks in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service. The park encompasses 5,493 acres at elevations near 3,000 feet. Hiking Trails include: The Romero Ruin Interpretive Trail (3/4 mile in length); a mile long Nature Trail; a mile long Birding Trail; the 2.3 mile long Canyon Loop Trail; the 7.2 mile long Romero Canyon Trail; and the 10.5 mile long; Sutherland Trail; amongst others. Entrance is $3 the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day and $6 Labor Day through the Friday before Memorial Day.


There are several restaurants in Catalina along with some lodging. I heard there is an excellent Mexican Restaurant there but I haven't been to it.

  • Last visit to Catalina: Apr 2015
  • Intro Updated Apr 23, 2015
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