is a very active city, filled with running and cycling communities as
well as hiking trails and enthusiasts. One of our favorite hiking
trails in particular is Honey Bee Canyon in Oro Valley, just northwest
of Tucson. Hiking Honey Bee Canyon is a healthy and family-friendly
activity, and one of many fun things to do in Tucson.
Bee Canyon is not a very difficult hike, it is a great place to go if
you have limited time and/or young children and still want to explore
the beautiful Tucson desert. The trail is three miles total out and
back with some very picturesque places to stop and rest, or even take a
Once you hike down into Honey Bee Canyon Trail, you feel
like you are miles away from the bustling city, when really it is just
behind you. The trail is mostly sandy, although it turns into gravel at
hiking you can see signs left behind from Honey Bee Canyon’s first
inhabitants, the Hohokam people. If you look closely, a few of the
large stone walls have Hohokam petroglyphs on them.
Another fun thing to do is to pack a picnic lunch and keep it in the car for a reward after your hike. Honey Bee Canyon Trail has beautiful ramadas and well-kept bathroom facilities at its entrance that make it a perfect place for a post-hike picnic. If you are looking for a beautiful and fun way to enjoy the Tucson weather, hiking Honey Bee Canyon Trail is a great thing to do!