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May 24
Rhythm & Roots Arizona presents Steep Ravine, fusing elements of folk-rock, bluegrass and jazz, performing at Club Congre...more
May 25
A free Wednesday night walk/run, starting at Wade McLean Park, situated immediately east of Coyote Trails Elementary Sch...more
May 26
Sol Casinos presents a free concert on Thursdays at Casino del Sol Resort with a lineup that includes tributes to classic roc...more
May 26
Shop for locally grown fruits/vegetables, plants, flowers, eggs, baked/canned goods, honey, gourds, and herbal remedies at Me...more
May 26
On Thursday evenings, browse the eclectic collection of fine art by 100 renowned artists, including Tucson's Artist of the Ye...more
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Posted By: Lesley Kontowicz
This quirky coming of age film was adapted from the novel by Mark Poirier and tells the story of Ellis (Graham Phillips) a 15-year-old boy who is leaving his rather non-traditional home in Tucson ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Trying to decide where to bunk in Tucson? Consider this trio of bed & breakfasts. The Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast InnAdobe Rose InnAll allow you to sleep in a beautiful home and enjoy a ...
Posted By: Teya Vitu
There was no way for me to tell it was brimming with calcite, the primary building block for the spectacular cave formations around me. As I have quickly discovered, Kartchner Caverns, about 50 miles ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Aquarius is ascendant in Tucson this summer. No matter what your sign-or budget-the stars predict a great watery getaway, from a discounted stay at a splashy resort to a free front row seat at one of ...
It's the first day of monsoon season, and the sky over Southern Arizona is celebrating in true desert fashion. Magnificent storm clouds collide with the mountains, rain pours down on the windshield ...
I’ve wanted to see this band since I was 15 years old. With a sound as melodic as it is guttural, Bring Me The Horizon has been at the forefront of the metal scene since they made their debut in ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Living so close to Reid Park has some great benefits. This mid-town park contains both the Dell Urich and Randolph public golf courses, a driving range, tennis courts, the El Con Club ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Look, I get it. Tucson is hot in the summer. But I still like to get out and mountain bike as much as possible. There are those who still brave the heat and ride during the day but honestly, I ...
Posted By: Laurie
My husband, Don, and I spent a weekend at Apache Spirit Ranch in Tombstone (about 2.5 miles west on Allen St., which turns into West Monument Rd-left a brochure in your mailbox). We had a truly ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
I found something out about myself on Sunday, March 25, 2012: I am not a runner. Let me back up a bit and explain. My good friend Matt, who had enough with his sedentary lifestyle, joined ...

Rincon Mountains

Located on Tucson's east side is the Rincon Mountain Wilderness Area of Coronado National Forest. The most popular way to experience the Rincons is at Saguaro National Park East, which offers numerous trails, including two located at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, a massive underground labyrinth, one of the largest dry caves in the world.


Colossal Cave Mountain Park
This beautiful, 2,400-acre desert park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and showcases Colossal Cave and the historic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Two easy hiking trails wind throughout the park, including the Gale W. Bundrick Trail, which goes into a riparian area.

Cactus Forest Trail 
This easy, sandy and level trail (10-miles round trip) crosses several times the Cactus Forest Drive loop within the Saguaro National Park. The scenery is classic Sonoran Desert, with many saguaros and other cacti.

Douglas Spring Trail 
This easy hike (6-miles, round trip) is an excellent introductory hike that features a beautiful, seasonal waterfall at the end.

Rincon Peak: Miller Peak Trail
A strenuous, lengthy hike (16-mile round trip) in a remote location ending at one of the best summits in Tucson.

Tanque Verde Ridge Trail
This is a strenuous, 18-mile round-trip hike through pristine Sonoran Desert landscape with tremendous views.


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Permits & Maps

Stop by a hiking-camping supply store to purchase a map or hiking guide or to contact local hiking groups and organizations for suggestions. The Summit Hut and Southern Arizona Hiking Club are good places to start.

Hiking permits are required for some areas, and can be obtained from Coronado National Forest.