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Apr 18
Reid Park Zoo's Easter egg hunt features live animal encounters, crafts, and a visit from Easter Bunny. All ages welcome; chi...more
Apr 26
The Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists hosts a group mountain bike-ride on the last Saturday of the month. Contact club in ad...more
Apr 26
Join Citizens For Solar for the 32nd annual solar-powered information day that includes solar cooked food, solar displays, ch...more
Apr 26
Sonoita Vineyards Winery, in Elgin, hosts wine tastings with wine and food pairings, winery and vineyard tours, and a proces...more
Apr 29
Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO) presents 3-hour guided walks for bird and wildlife enthusiasts through desert gr...more

Outdoor Adventure

No matter what you love to do in the great outdoors, Tucson is the place to do it. With our famed mild climate and about 350 sunny days a year, our outdoors is always open.

Explore the Magic of Our Great Outdoors

Hiking >>
From pleasant urban walks to rugged canyon hikes we have countless spectacular trails for every level.

Biking/Cycling >>
On the trail or on the road, Tucson is a top biking destination.

Horseback Riding >>
You can saddle up at a guest ranch, resort, or public stable in Tucson.

Nature & Ecology >>
Experience the Real Southwest's awe-inspiring natural beauty. 

Rock Climbing >>
The five mountain ranges surrounding Tucson offer endless opportunities for climbers of every skill level.

Plants & Animals >>
Discover the incredible variety of plants and animals that have adapted to our unique ecosystem.

Outdoor Family Fun >>
Kid-friendly activities that are fun for grown-ups too.

Bird Watching >>
With over 250 species in our widely varied environments, Southern Arizona is a birder's paradise.

Astronomy >>
Tour some of the world's most-respected observatories and enjoy the same "good seeing" as the pros.

Caves >>
Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Southern Arizona's underground.

Voluntourism >>
Would you like to give something back to Tucson or Southern Arizona during your next trip?



Desert Dreams Outdoor Adventures

Hike in Tucson

Historic Anza Trail

Coronado National Forest

Saguaro National Park

Rock Climbing at Mt. Lemmon

Perimeter Bicycling

Tucson Triathlon Club



"Tucson is a real cycling Mecca. You have good infrastructure for roads, good climbs, nice flats, you also have a lot of bike lanes which is helpful for any cyclist but even for us when you're rolling down the road with 23-24 guys…the interaction with the traffic and the local people has been wonderful" – Lance Armstrong, Team Radio Shack, December 2009. Source: KOLD