The historical town of Tubac is chock full of intriguing art galleries and excellent dinning. Tubac was the original Spanish colonial garrison in Arizona. It was one of the stops on the Camino Real from Mexico to California. Apaches attacked the town repeatedly in the1840s, forcing the Sonoran Mexicans to abandon Tubac. In the 1930s - 1960s Tubac became an art colony.
Sabino Canyon is a deep canyon that pushes into the Santa Catalina Mountains. The tram is very poplar way to enjoy the beauty of the canyon. You can either do a 7.4 mile round trip from the visitors center, or as most people do, ride to the top and hike down. Most people walk back down the paved road. We decide to hike down the Phoneline trail.