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Aug 2
Tohono Chul hosts several docent-led and self-guided walking tours of its grounds. The Birds of Tohono Chul begins at 8:30 a....more
Aug 2
Sonoita Vineyards Winery, in Elgin, hosts wine tastings with wine and food pairings, horse drawn winery and vineyard tours, ...more
Aug 2
Enjoy an evening concert featuring Carol Markstrom - Vision Across The Range - at the Trailhead with standard park admission ...more
Aug 3
"Jaguars of the Borderlands"is presented by Sergio Avila, Sky Island Alliance.  Learn all about these magnific...more
Aug 9
Be a part of the winemaking process at Charron Vineyards, one of the oldest vineyards in southern Arizona. Volunteers partici...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