Discover the dynamic geologic relationship of Sabino Canyon, the Santa Catalina Mountains, and the Tucson Basin. The ongoing effects of weathering, erosion, and recent flooding are observed and explored. Characteristics of five minerals (quartz, feldspar, mica, magnetite, and garnet) that make up the Catalina gneiss found in this area are compared and these minerals identified in rocks and sand.
This is a family activity, fun for children and adults alike, weather and water flow permitting.
Check the kiosk for starting time, which may change depending on the time of year. However, generally meet at 11:00 a.m. in the plaza outside the Visitor Center.