Sabino Canyon Crawler

Service Notice: Sabino Canyon Crawler shuttles, including the Bear Canyon shuttles, will not run from June 3 to June 28 due to road construction on both routes. Please check back for status on service reopening.

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About Sabino Canyon Crawler

Sabino Canyon Crawler, an emission-free electric shuttle, enhances the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area experience and is designed to protect the area’s natural and cultural resources.

The electric shuttles seat up to 62 passengers and offer an enhanced interpretive program that shares details about how Sabino Canyon was formed, what kind of plant and wildlife live in the canyon, seasonal changes that occur in the canyon, plus important historical and cultural information.

An individualized automated narration system allows each passenger to plug provided earbuds in at their seat to enjoy a unique experience and shield non-shuttle canyon visitors from noise and sounds. The narration is available in English and Spanish.

Safety measures include:

  • The first row of seats behind the driver is reserved for passengers with mobility devices, and the seats within the driver cabin area are reserved for Sabino Canyon Crawler employees.
  • When rainfall is occurring or has recently occurred in the Sabino Canyon watershed, the Sabino Canyon Crawler will operate on the Highwater Tour, which goes to Stop 2 in Sabino Canyon, and then to the Sabino Overlook and Sabino Dam.
  • Passenger compartment windows have been removed from the enclosed vehicles operating on the Bear Canyon/Seven Falls Trailhead Service.
  • Cash sales will only be permitted by reserving seats with an on-site Shuttle Concierge and using the drop box on the south side of the Shuttle Ticket building. The exact fare amount is required, since no change can be given.
  • All vehicles have public address systems for making emergency announcements.

The following safety rules apply*:

  • No propane tanks allowed 
  • No glass containers allowed 
  • No open containers allowed 
     

    *Same safety rules apply year-round for Crawler rides to Sabino Canyon

If parents wish to bring strollers on board the shuttle, the strollers must fold and fit under the seat. Infants or young children must be able to sit on their parent’s lap unless the baby carrier is small enough to sit on your lap.