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Bear Canyon: Mt Lemmon with Holly Kleindienst

Trip difficulty: Moderate. <2 miles walking cross-country through woods and washes. 

About 10 miles up the Mt Lemmon Hwy, the habitat transitions from desert scrub and juniper woodlands into cypress and pine forest as you turn into Bear Canyon. This transition zone into a cooler moister habitat attracts a wide variety of birds that aren’t found in the Tucson Valley. We will explore the Cypress, Chihuahua Pines & Middle Bear Picnic Areas, and General Hitchcock Campground in search of Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Acorn Woodpecker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Mexican Jay, Painted Redstart, and so many more.

Meet in the Chihuahua Pines parking lot. There is an $8 Day Use fee per vehicle which can be purchased on site; Interagency Passes are accepted.

Wrap up around 8:30 am. Limit 10 participants.

Leader: Holly Kleindienst

Registration for this trip is free. Register for this trip beginning on June 10 at 7:00 AM.


Header Image: Mexican Jay by John Hoffman

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6:30 am - 8:30 am

Trip Features

All Levels,
Outside Tucson,
Shade Available


Chihuahua Pine Picnic Area


Holly Kleindienst