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Sep 20
Arizona State Parks provide fun, educational Star Night Astronomy events! At a typical star night event you can hear a lectur...more
Sep 26
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's annual sale includes regional and desert-adapted trees, shrubs, perennials, vines, and succule...more
Sep 27
Friends of Kartchner Caverns SP will host the inaugural 5K Trail Run among the majestic San Pedro River Valley and mountain r...more
Sep 27
The Bureau of Land Management-Safford Field Office, in partnership with Arizona State Parks, will host a National Public Land...more
Sep 28
Everyone Runs "Split Enz" Catalina State Parkfeatures a 5- and a 10-mile trail race and a 4-mile road run and walk....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?



Historic Anza Trail

Coronado National Forest

Saguaro National Park

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