Tucson

Fall in love with the rich cultural heritage, history, and incredible landscape around Tucson, Arizona. Explore untouched corners of the Sonoran Desert, and allow the desert skies to suck you in. And don't forget to fuel your adventures with authentic and award-winning Mexican cuisine around the area.

Top Adventures in Tucson

  • Bike The Loop at The Santa Cruz River Park

    The Loop is an in-development series of shared-use, hard-surface paths meant to connect all of Tucson by following the Santa Cruz River and its major tributaries. The Santa Cruz River Park contains 22 miles of The Loop (with another 40 in developm...

    22 miles 500 ft gain

  • Catch a Sunset on "A" Mountain

    In 1910 a group of University of Arizona students took local basalt rock and constructed a 160' block "A" on the east face of Sentinel Peak overlooking Tucson, giving the prominent peak its most commonly known name. Now the area is part of the 272...

    0.3 miles 250 ft gain

  • Hike Tumamoc Hill

    Tumamoc Hill is urban adventuring at it's finest. Park on Anklam Road, directly across from St Mary's Hospital, and follow the other hikers and runners to the trailhead.Tumamoc Hill is a one-lane paved road, trafficked infrequently by University o...

    3 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to Seven Falls

    At the main parking lot of Sabino Canyon, there are a few different trams you can take to nearby trailheads. You have the option to either hop on a tram that will take you to the 7 Falls trailhead for $4 a person, or walk the 2 miles yourself. Onc...

    5 miles 917 ft gain

  • Hike the Sabino Canyon Trail

    This popular trail is a paved road that crosses 9 stone bridges over Sabino Creek. The creek itself is pretty dry most of the year, but after a rain it's a wonderful place to cool off and escape from the merciless desert heat. Hikers, cyclists and...

  • Hike Blackette's Ridge

    Starting from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area you'll want to follow signs for the Bear Canyon Trail. Don't worry about how busy it seems - most of the people you see are probably only going as far as the dam or picnic areas. There is a good chan...

    5.84 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Drive the Cactus Forest Loop in Saguaro's Rincon Mountain District

    Saguaro National Park is split into two different "districts" found east and west of Tucson. In the East-Rincon Mountain District you can find over 130 miles of hiking trails. However, for folks who don't have much time in the park, are with frien...

    8 miles 550 ft gain

  • Drive the Scenic Loop in Saguaro National Park East (Cactus Forest)

    The Cactus Forest scenic drive is one of two scenic drives in Saguaro National Park (the other is in the West district location).  The drive in Saguaro National Park East is a paved eight-mile one way loop that runs through the heart of an extensi...

    8 miles

  • Hike to the Bowen Stone House via Bowen Trail

    The Tucson Mountains are home to Saguaro National Park and the Tucson Mountain Park, the latter of which is a massive 20,000 acre park that is home to huge forests of giant saguaro cacti, a wide diversity of desert wildlife, and several long-aband...

    2.4 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike to Javelina Rock

    Drive through the gate of Saguaro National Park and continue straight onto Cactus Forest Drive. The 8 Mile loop takes you around to Javelina Rock parking area. Take time to enjoy this drive, it offers great views of the park and opportunities to s...

    7 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike Bridal Wreath Falls

    Bridal Wreath Falls is a 5.6 mile out-and-back hike that takes you through a Seguro National Park to a picturesque waterfall near Tucson, AZ. Keep in mind, the waterfall is more "picturesque" if it has rained recently. This trail is NOT dog-friend...

    5.6 miles 1072 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike the Desperado Loop

    The Desperado Loop in the Sweetwater Preserve is a great introductory mountain biking loop that is perfect for beginners, yet the Loop can also be tied into the larger Sweetwater Trail System for more advanced riders. Beginning from the parking lo...

    3.6 miles 231 ft gain

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