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Situated in the foothills of Arizona’s majestic Catalina Mountains, the community of Bear Canyon offers residents scenic views and a serene way of life. Homes and landscapes in this peaceful community reflect the stark beauty of the southwest.
Home designs in Bear Canyon tend toward Territorial-style homes built in the 1970s, Classic Southwestern-style homes constructed in the 1990s, and Contemporary homes from the 2000s that contrast with the rugged land.
Bear Canyon encompasses zip code 85749. The community is bounded by East Tanque Verde Road and East Catalina Highway on the north, North Houghton Road on the east, East Speedway Boulevard on the south, and North Pantano Road on the west. The majority of the neighborhood consists of single-family homes, although there are some shops and service establishments along Tanque Verde Road.
Of the many appealing aspects of Bear Canyon is Saguaro National Park, which sits to the southeast of the community. This enormous park covers over 91,000 acres and features forests of the giant saguaro cactus, which only grow in the Sonoran Desert. According to the last census taken of the park, there are approximately 1.6 million individual saguaros growing on the site. Visitors to the park can explore 165 miles of hiking trails and camp in the road-less back country. In addition to traditional desert terrain, the park features mountainous areas with varying climate zones, such as Mica Mountain in the eastern part of the park which sits at 8,666 feet and at its highest point features a dense forest including unlikely desert plants such as Ponderosa Pine, Douglas fir, Alligator Juniper, and Aspen.