News May 25, 2023


May 25, 2023

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Contact: Sheila Storm, (520) 405-1181

Sabino Canyon Crawler to offer night tour on Saturdays

UPDATE: As of 8/1/23, the Sabino Canyon Crawler Saturday night tour will begin at 7:30 p.m. In September it will begin at 7:00 p.m. and in October at 6:30 p.m. due to the changing lighting conditions.

Starting on Saturday, June 3, 2023, the Sabino Canyon Crawler will offer a night ride at 8 p.m. on Saturdays through October at the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area.

Tickets may be purchased online at

The Crawler shuttle seats up to 56 people and, depending on demand, two shuttles will be in service for a capacity of up to 112 passengers.  The shuttles will return to the Visitor Center by 9:30 p.m.

The Crawler is an emission-free, electric shuttle that provides an automated narration about the canyon during the 7.4-mile round trip through Sabino Canyon.

The Regional Partnering Center is the owner of the Sabino Canyon Crawler service and oversees its operations. Tucson Electric Power provided funding to purchase the electric vehicles and establish the Crawler service.

The Regional Partnering Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity that advances policies, practices and solutions to regional planning, environmental and energy challenges in Pima County.

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