Tucson Mountain Sanctuary Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Tucson Mountain Sanctuary subdivision is west of downtown Tucson, on the southern slope of the Tucson Mountains north of Drexel Heights and Valencia West. The nearest major thoroughfares are West Tucson-Ajo Highway/Route 86 to the south and I-19 and I-10 to the east.
The rectangular-shaped neighborhood straddles South Kinney Road, with West Bopp Road forming its southern boundary. It has curving, level streets ending in cul-de-sacs. Sidewalks along both sides of the streets provide a safe option for walking and riding bikes.
Nearby recreation includes a number of parks. The 20,000-acre Tucson Mountain Park to the northwest offers 62 miles of trails for use by hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers. Gates Pass Road meanders through the park, with its many pull-offs from which to view the mountains, valleys, wildlife, and plants, including the towering saguaro cactus. Interpretive displays and historic structures are found at some of these stops. Other activities in the park include camping, archery, and range shooting.
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is located in the northwest section of the park. Here visitors find a zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, two miles of walking paths, exhibits, tours, and educational programs.
On the west side of Tucson Mountain Park is the Old Tucson Studios, a theme park and movie-making facility. It features a Wild West show, tours, dining, shopping, rides, and games.
Nearby Mountain Vista Shopping Center has a Wal-Mart and several other shopping and dining options. Around the corner is Coyote Pause Cafe, which serves a number of unique dishes, including cole slaw with prickly pear.