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Outdoor Recreation

Getting outside is easy in Arizona! Outdoor activities are everywhere – like waterskiing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming and more. Whether you’re an adventurous thrill-seeker or simply want to take a walk and enjoy nature, Arizona has it.

Read more about enjoying the great outdoors in each of Arizona’s regions below:

 

  • Northern Arizona
    Snow-capped mountains. Windswept mesas. Thick pine forests. Large sculpted canyons. This region contains some of the best hiking, biking and sightseeing in the state, including the largest stretch of ponderosa pine anywhere and a wide variety of wildlife.
  • North Central Arizona
    Cool pine forests, numerous mountain retreats, shaded trails and lots of lakes and rivers make this region perfect for hiking, biking, camping and fishing. North Central Arizona is also known for its winter snow, spring wildflowers and rodeos and festivals all year round.
  • Phoenix & Central Arizona
    From high to low and wet to dry, Central Arizona has it all – so you can take a mountain hike, go on a desert tour or even head to the lake. These varying conditions make the region ideal for all kinds of diverse animal and plant life – like coyotes, hawks, rattlesnakes, scorpions, palm trees and cacti.
  • Tucson & Southern Arizona
    Rock climbing, desert and mountain biking, skiing, bird watching and golfing top the list of activities in Southern Arizona. The region is home to Kartchner Caverns, a 550-acre state park with spectacular caves and hiking trails, and Saguaro National Park, where you can see forests of huge saguaro cacti.
  • Arizona’s West Coast
    Lake Mead and Lake Havasu provide excellent conditions for boating and jet skiing, while also providing refuge for a variety of wildlife. Yuma, in the southernmost part of the region, is a haven for avid birdwatchers, and is also home to several wildlife refuges, where you can see migrating Canadian geese, bighorn sheep and a wide variety of birds including bald eagles, egrets and great blue herons.
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