Bowen Hidden Canyon Trail
The Bowen Hidden Canyon trail is an easy 2 mile loop within Tucson Mountain Park, a huge 20,000 acre park which is home to 62 miles of trails. The trail begins at the beautiful JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort. Even if you are not staying at this resort, it is absolutely worth making the trek out here for this quiet picturesque trail. Surprisingly, this amazing trail sees very little foot traffic. The scenery is absolutely beautiful and wildlife is plentiful. The peacefulness and solitude you will experience on this trail really sets it apart from most of the others in the Tucson area. There are lots of Saguaro and nice overviews of the mountains the entire trek.
The drive over is beautiful too with towering cacti covered mountains in the distance. The trail is short and moderately easy, and thus, anyone of basic physical ability should be able to complete this one. Be aware -there is no shade, so this one is best suited for the summer season. Another bonus of choosing this trail is that it is just 10 minutes away from Mercado San Agustin, so you can treat yourself to a great breakfast prior to your hike.