The Arizona Office of Tourism has partnered with some of REI’s outdoor guides from the Arizona Adventure Center to share tips and tricks for exploring Arizona’s great outdoors in a safe and enjoyable way. The video series and resources below include information on preparation and planning, gear, hydration, water recreation, weather, and how to keep our outdoors pristine for years to come by following Leave No Trace Principles.

Tips & Tricks from REI Guides

REI Guides Video Series

Happy Adventuring


Resources in the videos:

The 10 Essentials I All Trails Guides & Maps I The Hiking Project I National Forest Explorer

DID YOU KNOW:

Arizona is home to REI’s only dedicated “Adventure Center,” a gear rental facility in Scottsdale and launch point for guided tours and outdoor classes throughout Arizona. Check out their Gear Rental I Guided Tours I Upcoming Outdoor Classes

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