Sabino Canyon Crawler

5700 N Sabino Canyon Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 792-2953




Sabino Canyon Crawler, an emission free electric shuttle, enhances the Sabino Canyon Recreational Character experience and is designed to protect the natural and cultural resources, while allowing passengers to enjoyed an automated interpretive program. SCC_Brochure_111219


Connect with nature

Feel the magic of nature as you ride a convenient, comfortable shuttle through the wonders of Sabino Canyon or to the Bear Canyon trailhead. The electric shuttle journey begins at the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area Visitor Center and carries passengers on a one-hour round trip, allowing passengers to exit the shuttle at Sabino Canyon Crawler Stops 1 through 9 to soak in the grandeur of the canyon at your own pace. Bear Canyon leads to the gorgeous Seven Falls, an intermittent series of waterfalls just east of Sabino Canyon. The hike (moderate to difficult) to Seven Falls is 8.4 miles round trip from the Visitor Center. Hop on the shuttle (fee required) to shorten the hike.




Tour Prices*

  Sabino Canyon Bear Canyon
Adult $12 $6
Child Fare (3-12) $7 $4
Infants (Under 3) Free Free
*Onboarding $7 $4

Tour prices do not include an amenity fee for the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area (SCRA). The amenity fee for the SCRA is $8 per vehicle or you may purchase an annual pass from the U.S. Forest Service; One-way hop-on fare (down ride only) when space is available. Also, please be advised that if you “hop off” along the route, space may not be available later for a ride down. Please plan accordingly.

Operating Calendar

Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Regional Partnering Center (RPC)


RPC, owner of the Sabino Canyon Crawler shuttle service, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity managed through Pima Association of Governments (PAG), the region’s metropolitan planning organization for transportation, air quality and water quality planning. The RPC advances policies, practices and solutions to regional planning, environmental and energy challenges in Pima County through research and educational outreach with the goal of developing programs for their solution or management. The RPC is the managing partner of the Sabino Canyon shuttle system and has employees to manage and oversee shuttle system operations. PAG also manages the Regional Transportation Authority, which implements the 20-year RTA plan approved by voters in 2006. The RTA funds roadway, transit, safety, environmental and economic vitality projects. More than 850 RTA projects have been completed, through October 2019.