Sabino Canyon Tours’ Bear Canyon Trail tram is a non-narrated 2 mile ride that travels to the trail head of Seven Fall. Visitors may get off the tram at any of the stops and re-board later. Trams arrive on average every hour. The Bear Canyon tram ride has 3 stops along the way for hikers to select their choice of trails.
The Sabino Dam lies east of the Sabino Canyon parking lot. Take the paved road and walk toward Bear Canyon or onto the lower Sabino Canyon dam rr take Bear Canyon Tram to stop #2. Gila Chub and Green Sunfish populate the waters in the creek.
Take the Bear Canyon Tram route to the end of the line. The trail head is approximately 2 miles from the parking lot and it takes another 2 ½ miles to reach Seven Falls. The trail crisscrosses over Sabino Creek. When the creek is dry, the footing is stable at most of the crossing points, but when water is present, it can be more challenging. After crossing over the creek several times, the trail rises up the side of Bear Canyon, leveling off at Seven Falls. Hikers are rewarded with several pools of water to relax by and wade in during most of the year.
Allow a minimum of 3 hours for this hike and it is suggested to bring a minimum of 1 quart of water per person.