Imagine it is 150 years ago. Your horse died and you have been crawling across the hot dry desert for 2 nights. (You are smart enough to know that you should rest in the heat of the day and travel at night by the light of a half moon.) Unfortunately, your canteen has run dry. Just when you're about to give up all hope, the first rays of sunlight break over the desert and you see a beautiful mountain range in the distance. There is a darker green line that runs like a vein up the side of the mountain. "Trees," you whisper in a choking voice. You know where there are tall leafy deciduous trees, there is water. You are saved. You have found an oasis in the Sonoran Desert. You have found Sabino Canyon. (paragraph taken from “Story trail” )
It is still such an oasis in the midst of the desert, and provides an excellent escape from the bustle and heat of the city. We visited Sabino Canyon with our granddaughter, Emily, over Easter weekend. A narrated tram trip takes you 3.8 miles up into the canyon. We walked part of the way back down.