Wide-Open Spaces

Rediscover Adventure

Fall is in the air and scenic Arizona landscapes are a perfect pair for any outdoor enthusiast. Whether you prefer to tour your trails on legs, wheels or hoofs, Arizona has plenty to keep you moving amid the fresh air at your own pace.

Check out our recommendations below plus get some outdoor advice from a professional REI Adventure Guide on the "Arizona's Great Outdoors" page below.

Overhead image of a road in Northern Arizona
Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Globe

Where Social Distancing

Comes Naturally

Outdoor Adventures

Hiking Arizona

Lace up your boots and choose a trail.

Outdoor Adventures

First-Timer's Guide to the Grand Canyon

For those making their first trip to the Grand Canyon, here's an expert take on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around.

Outdoor Adventures

The Lava River Caves of Flagstaff

Do you dare explore caves where hot lava once flowed?

Outdoor Adventures

Explore Organ Pipe's Backcountry by Bike

The national monument's rugged roads carry bikepackers through the 'most beautiful portion of the Sonoran Desert'.

Outdoor Adventure

Endless adventure awaits you in Arizona: your ideal place to get away in the great outdoors. Hike or ride horseback along scenic desert trails....

Arizona's 22 national parks and monuments are beautiful places to experience wide-open spaces, but know before you go—check the status of the parks here.

Appreciate AZ

Get Involved

Find more information about the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace and how you can protect Arizona's iconic natural features ...

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Outdoor Adventures

15 Natural Features that Define Arizona

No wonder the world's most expensive photo* was shot in Arizona—this is one photogenic state. Check out the elements that make it so beautiful.

Road Trips & Tours

Explore Northern Arizona

Sculptural slot canyons. Bears and wolves. A Route 66 saloon. The cool waters of the Colorado River and Lake Powell. And, of course, the piéce...

Outdoor Adventures

9 Outdoor Adventures You Can Only Have in Arizona

Adventurers, take note: Whatever you're into, you can get into it in Arizona. The breadth of adventure options available in this Southwestern...