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Jul 4
Arts Express celebrates America's birthday with a concert of patriotic songs by Arts Express Choir and Orchestra, staged at C...more
Jul 4
Free Yourself in Tucson! The City of Tucson/Pima County host the 'A' Mountain annual fireworks celebration, presented by Dese...more
Jul 4
Tubac celebrates Independence Day with free, old-time games for kids, hot dogs and watermelon, and a "squirt-down" ...more
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The Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant hosts a performance of live, cool jazz every Saturday night at the downtown eatery, loc...more
Jul 4
Free Yourself! Sierra Vista celebrates July 4th with various events all day, beginning with a Pets & People Promenade at ...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 ...
Iโ€™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 ...


Outdoor

Outdoor Adventure

Get Back to Nature—On or Off the Beaten Path

For a lot of people, getting outside is getting real. If your spirit expands when it's open sky overhead and soil under your feet, set it free in a place where an easy ten minute hike can transport you to another world.

 

Arizona Weekend Explorer - Tucson Outdoor Mecca

 


 

Hiking  

From an easy stroll along the Rillito riverbed to a rugged climb up to Finger Rock, get your workout on Tucson's mountain trails.

Biking/Cycling  

Our Urban Loop, bike-friendly streets, and awesome off-road trails make Tucson one of Bicycling magazine's top cycling destinations.

Horseback Riding  

Whether an experienced equestrian or first-time rider, saddle up at a guest ranch or resort or one of Tucson's several stables.

Tucson is surrounded by desert, but did you know the area has seven of the world's nine "life zones," including grasslands and alpine forest?

Rock Climbing  

Share the day with wildlife in the five mountain ranges that surround Tucson, opening their canyons and vistas to climbers of every skill level.

Plants & Animals  

With an elevation range from roughly 2,000 to 9,000 feet, Tucson is home to an amazing variety of ecosystems.

Outdoor Family Fun  

If you're traveling with kids or just young at heart, get comfortable and have some fun.

Bird Watching  

Southern Arizona is a birder's paradise, home or host to more than 250 species of birds, including many riparian dwellers.

Astronomy  

Our clear skies and high mountains have long made Tucson home to some of the world's most-respected observatories.

Caves  

If you think Southern Arizona is beautiful above ground, just wait 'til you see it from below.

Voluntourism  

Helping maintain wilderness areas or clear out invasive plants is a great way to learn about Tucson's natural environment and giving give back to the planet at the same time.

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HELPFUL LINKS

Historic Anza Trail

Coronado National Forest

Trails.com

Saguaro National Park

LocalHikes.com

Rock Climbing at Mt. Lemmon

Perimeter Bicycling

 
     
     
 

"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