Sabino Canyon Crawler Service Suspended

In coordination with the U.S. Forest Service, the Sabino Canyon Crawler will suspend service effective March 20, 2020 until further notice to ensure the health and safety of staff and visitors to the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. The Regional Partnering Center will continue to monitor the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and comply with any recommendations made by the Federal Transit Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and the local health department. Tickets that have been pre-purchased will be refunded for departures through April 3. The RPC will coordinate any launch of service through the Forest Service. We appreciate the patience of our customers as we work together with our community to move through these uncharted circumstances.

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 60 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. Everyone has the opportunity to enjoy details about the natural environment, cultural history, and diverse flora and fauna of the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area.

Audio is available over a speaker system on the gas-powered shuttles. All vehicles have public address systems for making emergency announcements.