Sabino Canyon Visitor Center

Improving the visitor experience

Hundreds of thousands of people visit Sabino Canyon each year. The recreation area offers opportunities for jogging, hiking, wildlife viewing, and swimming.  Since 1982, our staff have partnered with the Forest Service at Sabino Canyon to educate visitors and answer their recreation questions.

At our bookstore, we offer publications and products for purchase that help people gain a deeper connection to the canyon and help keep them safe from extreme desert temperatures.

Friends of Sabino Canyon

Friends of Sabino Canyon works in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and other key stakeholders to protect, preserve and enhance Sabino Canyon by funding and supporting projects and inspiring and educating the public. Learn more about how you can support our mission by becoming a member, making a donation or volunteering.

Santa Catalina Volunteer Patrol

The Santa Catalina Volunteer Patrol is an organization that works in association with the U.S. Forest Service in the Santa Catalina Ranger District within the Coronado National Forest.

Our primary focus is the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, the Santa Catalina Trails (Pusch Ridge) and nearby Mt. Lemmon, all of which receive over 1 million visitors each year from around the world.

Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists

Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists are devoted to helping people of all ages appreciate the natural wonder of Sabino Canyon, a beautiful and ecologically diverse riparian area in the Sonoran Desert.

Southern Arizona Rescue Association

The Mission of Southern Arizona Rescue Association is to save lives through search, rescue and outdoor safety education. An all-volunteer resource of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, SARA responds to more than 100 missions a year.

SARA is a non-profit, all-volunteer search and rescue organization serving southern Arizona and Pima County since 1958. SARA members are volunteers from all walks of life, donating their time, skills and enthusiasm to provide a vital service to the public.

For wilderness emergencies please call 911