Arizona – Sonora Desert Museum: Tucson Mountain Botany Hike

There are so many cool plants to see and learn about on the west side of town.

As we study the shrubs, trees, cacti and hopefully annual wildflowers, we will talk about their strategies for desert dwelling. Each of the scheduled outings will begin at a different trailhead, so you can choose your favorite terrain and trail when you register. All will be about two miles roundtrip, and all take place on Friday mornings. Member price is 10% less.

April 1st  King Canyon – moderate and the longest, includes gradual elevation gain; go all the way up the wash to the petroglyphs and back on the trail.

Where to Meet:   King Canyon Trailhead off of Kinney Rd. From Tucson, take Speedway over Gates Pass. Turn right on Kinney road, then just after passing the Museum entrance you will see the King Canyon Trailhead on the right.

What to Wear:   Comfortable hiking shoes, hat, water and mask. Dress for the weather.

Cancellation:   If cancellation is made more than 15 days in advance, payments will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. No refunds can be made within 15 days.

Questions:   Please contact the Reservations Coordinator at or by phone at 883-3025.


  • Audience: Adult
  • Genre: Field Sciences
  • Type: Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Presentation

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Apr 01 2022


8:00 am - 11:30 am



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