Difficulty: Easy to moderate (mostly flat trails with some uneven and rocky terrain, 2.5 miles roundtrip. Please bring at least 2 liters of water).

Enjoy an interpretive hike through desert and riparian zones of the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area in the Coronado National Forest. Of course we’ll look for birds, but this will be an overall natural science experience exploring the flora, fauna, geology and cultural history of the Sonoran Desert. The most bio-diverse of North America’s four deserts.  Meet at the trailhead marker on the east side of the parking area at 5700 N Sabino Canyon Road. $8 parking fee (encourage carpooling). Drive time to the meeting location from the festival venue is about 25 minutes, specific meeting instructions will be emailed beforehand. Limited to 8 participants.

Image by Chic Bee