Tucson Spotlight
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Aug 28
The Tucson Botanical Gardens hosts an evening of glorious visuals at twilight every Thursday, June through August 28th.  ...more
Aug 30
Run along scenic Elgin Road with views of the Huachucca Mountain range, the Bisquit, and rolling grasslands, and finishing up...more
Sep 6
Enjoy an evening concert featuring Annon and the Late Show (Jazzed R&B) at the Trailhead with standard park admission to ...more
Sep 14
The National Kidney foundation of Arizona (NKF AZ) presents a fun and inspiring community fundraiser that calls attention to ...more
Sep 20
Arizona State Parks provide fun, educational Star Night Astronomy events! At a typical star night event you can hear a lectur...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