A Rare Sight

Nature & Wildlife

The mighty saguaro produces Arizona's state flower and you will see plenty of the white blossom here. You’ll also find cacti of every size and shape in the state’s desert areas and thick green forests create canopies in higher elevations.

It’s difficult to beat the diversity in Arizona’s flora and fauna – and sheer beauty. The state’s great range of elevations – up to 11,500’ – contribute to this incredible variation. With a variety of ways to get up close to nature, Arizona is an outdoor haven. Or, consider participating in an ecotourism or volunteer vacation – the perfect way to enjoy, and preserve, this stunning state.

Winter migration of Sandhill Cranes at Willcox Playa in Willcox, Arizona.
Sandhill Cranes at Willcox Playa, Willcox

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Get to Know Arizona

Outdoor Adventures

Arboretums and Botanical Gardens

Explore one of Arizona's many beautiful botanical gardens or arboretums.

Birding

Find Migratory and Native Birds

Witness some of the most amazing bird migrations in the country – including as many as 17 varieties of hummingbirds.

Nature & Wildlife

360 Adventures

Arizona adventure tours by 360 Adventures take the worry out of exploring so you can focus on having fun. While Arizona features some of...

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A Different View Tours

For over 20 years Canyon Ministries has lead thousands of people on guided life-changing Grand Canyon rim tours and river rafting trips...

Nature & Wildlife

Across Arizona Tours

Our excellent guided van tours include the Grand Canyon via Sedona & Navajo Indian Reservation Tour; Sedona, Jerome and Montezuma...

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Adventures with ThePatriot

Are you looking to get out and explore the Southwest? We offer hikes and non-hiking excursions to help you discover new things, see amazing...

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Apache Trail Tours

For more than 20 years, Apache Trail Tours has been offering guided tours through the Superstition Mountain areas, as well as the world...

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Apex Balloons

Apex Balloons offers hot air balloon rides daily at sunrise and sunset above scenic Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Your balloon flight...

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Arizona Backcountry Llamas

We would love for you to join us on a 2-hour, 4-hour, or an all-day hike. Lead one of our llamas to a beautiful destination for a tasty...

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Arizona Nordic Village

Tucked among Coconino National Forest, about 15 miles from downtown Flagstaff and only 60 miles south of the Grand Canyon, this Nordic...

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Arizona Snowbowl Scenic Chairlift

Take in the dramatic scenery of northern Arizona from a bird's eye view by riding Snowbowl's Scenic Chairlift. From the top, enjoy glimpses...

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Arizona Zipline Adventures

Experience the Santa Catalina Mountains in a way that has not been done before! Whether you decide to zip or hike, the Sonoran Desert is an...

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This indoor and outdoor museum is dedicated to conserving the Sonoran Desert by protecting native plants and animals, providing educational...

Nature & Wildlife

Audubon Arizona

Audubon Arizona is the state office of the National Audubon Society and a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, with the mission of connecting...