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Madera Canyon - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Madera Canyon, AZ 85614, USA

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About Madera Canyon

Madera Canyon is a canyon in the northwestern face of the Santa Rita Mountains, twenty-five miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona. As part of the Coronado National Forest, Madera Canyon has campsites, picnic areas, and miles of hiking trails. The canyon is also used as a resting place for migrating birds, and it is thus known as a premier birdwatching area. Madera Canyon was originally named White House Canyon, after a prominent white adobe house was built there in the late 19th century.


Attractions Near Madera Canyon

Madera Waterfalls
Madera Waterfalls3.67km from Madera Canyon

Madeira waterfalls are some of the most magnificent and jaw-dropping waterfalls in the Atlantic Ocean. Their height, which is usually over 100 meters makes them one of the most gigantic waterfalls around.

Josephine Saddle
Josephine Saddle3.95km from Madera Canyon

Josephine Saddle is a great stopping place for a hike going up Colby Canyon or to take a break for a longer hike. There are great views from the saddle, a pretty nice flat area. Also at the saddle area is the top of a water tank which provides a nice place to sit and dangle one’s legs while taking in the view.

Baldy Saddle
Baldy Saddle4.03km from Madera Canyon

A beautiful mountain area which offers beautoful trekking area and also there are so many things to explore around. You can spend a day and more here exploring the rocky and the wild area.

Mount Hopkins
Mount Hopkins4.11km from Madera Canyon

Mount Hopkins is a 2600-meter tall mountain in the Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona. It is in the Coronado National Forest and is bounded on three sides by the Mount Wrightson Wilderness.

Mount Wrightson Wilderness
Mount Wrightson Wilderness4.29km from Madera Canyon

Mount Wrightson is visible from great distances at a magnificent 7,000 feet from the desert floor, 9,452-foot. It has rough hillsides, deep canyons, and lofty ridges and peaks surrounded on all sides by semiarid hills and sloping grasslands.Much of this wilderness was affected by a wildfire during the summer of 2005. Trail and spring conditions have changed and current information should be obtained from the local Forest Service office prior to hiking or camping in this area.

Mount Wrightson
Mount Wrightson4.43km from Madera Canyon

Mount Wrightson is the tallest peak in the vicinity of Tucson Arizona. It is located in Madera Canyon, part of the Santa Rita mountains and the Coronado National Forest, and it's a popular excursion approximately 30-minutes south of Tucson. It is a popular destination for many a desert dweller and offers a variety of hiking trails and recreation areas.

Where is Madera Canyon

Discover More Attractions in Gila County, Where Madera Canyon Is Located

Gila County
Gila County
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Gila County is in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. Gila County is full of opportunities to come to play. Whether you want to go camping, boating, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, hunting, or just exploring, our wide-open spaces and area attractions make Gila County the perfect get-away spot.

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