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Old 02-25-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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I'm trying to get a feel from the locals about this place as I was thinking of taking my parents on a trip there on Saturday. I'm in Phoenix, but it looks like the weather won't be as nice as I hoped, and I'm concerned about being on the trams and the kids/older people getting cold from the wind. Should I worry about this? Also how far of a drive is this from Phx? I'm guessing about 2hrs???
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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I'm trying to get a feel from the locals about this place as I was thinking of taking my parents on a trip there on Saturday. I'm in Phoenix, but it looks like the weather won't be as nice as I hoped, and I'm concerned about being on the trams and the kids/older people getting cold from the wind. Should I worry about this? Also how far of a drive is this from Phx? I'm guessing about 2hrs???
Well, there's chance of rain on Sat... Sounds like it got slighter by today, but it won't be fun if it does rain. Unless your parents are just visiting, why don't you leave this trip for a better weekend?!
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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ugh, they leave on Sunday so I guess we either do it on Sat, or leave it for another visit which would be such a bummer. Here I am telling my parents about the great weather in AZ (They're coming from Seattle, the rain capital of the west coast) and when they get here, what's in the forecast? more rain. I mean I love rain here, and we need it, but I wish they could enjoy some warm weather too as a change from where they're from. They probably won't visit again for quite a while.
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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It might not rain after all:

7-Day Zone Forecast for Tucson Metro/Marana/Green Valley

10 Day Weather Forecast for Tucson, AZ - weather.com
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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I guess what I'm trying to find out is whether the Tucson weather forecast is valid for Sabino Canyon area as well. I'm not familiar with the area, but it sounds like the tram takes you up to a higher elevation. How much colder would it be up there? I suppose I'd get better answers from calling the tour company itself, but I can't talk on the phone (hearing impaired) sigh.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I guess what I'm trying to find out is whether the Tucson weather forecast is valid for Sabino Canyon area as well. I'm not familiar with the area, but it sounds like the tram takes you up to a higher elevation. How much colder would it be up there? I suppose I'd get better answers from calling the tour company itself, but I can't talk on the phone (hearing impaired) sigh.
Here's a suggestion, Greendesert . . .

The weather conditions on Mt Lemmon would give you a better idea than the weather for Tucson.

Here's the link from KOLD TV13 Weather . . . it's fairly obvious it will be kinda cold this weekend.

Weather - KOLD News 13 live, local and late breaking-

I hope this helps.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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I guess what I'm trying to find out is whether the Tucson weather forecast is valid for Sabino Canyon area as well. I'm not familiar with the area, but it sounds like the tram takes you up to a higher elevation. How much colder would it be up there? I suppose I'd get better answers from calling the tour company itself, but I can't talk on the phone (hearing impaired) sigh.
IMO, the tram doesn't go that far up to make that significant of a difference weather-wise. However, there is snow on the mountain and I'm not sure how low it starts... If it doesn't rain and you're well dressed, you should be fine, I think.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:16 PM
 
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go for it....as sierra says, the weather at the "top" of the tram is just about no different than at the "bottom"...you're maybe 500 feet higher at the top...bring a warm jacket and you'll be fine....

this tram is in no way anything like the aerial Palm Springs or Albuquerque trams....the Sabino Canyon tram is a noisy, fume-y affair with corny narration (sometimes) primarily for people who can't walk much since it was introduced only when cars were banned in the canyon in the mid-1970s....

Sabino Canyon Tours at Sabino Canyon, Tucson, Arizona
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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the Sabino Canyon tram is a noisy, fume-y affair with corny narration (sometimes) primarily for people who can't walk much since it was introduced only when cars were banned in the canyon in the mid-1970s....
I've ridden it only once and it was STINKY! It just pollutes the air!
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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Thanks so much for all the replies. I will see what we end up doing. This helps tremendously.
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