Wide-Open Spaces

Rediscover Adventure

Summer is right around the corner 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.

Man canyoneering at Windy Point in Mt. Lemmon, Tucson
Mount Lemmon, Tucson

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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

Arizona's Backcountry Experiences and (Mostly) Hidden Hikes

Arizona's backcountry is the perfect place for experienced hikers to expand their trail horizons.

Must Do

Southern Arizona's Hidden Gems and Secret Places

Arizona is famously known for the Grand Canyon, but it's the smaller, quirkier, hidden and off-the-beaten-path spots that lend charm to our...

Heritage & Culture

Indulge Your Wild West Fantasy in Arizona

From dude ranches to themed bars, cowboy culture is alive and well in Arizona. Discover the state's Western heritage, and get in on the action,...

Outdoor Adventures

7 Amazing, Completely Under-the-Radar Arizona Parks

Arizona may be the Grand Canyon State, but there are a wealth of equally impressive landscapes far beyond the world-famous national park. If...

Outdoor Adventures

Hiking Arizona

Lace up your boots and choose a trail.

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....

Outdoor Adventures

New to Nature? Leave No Trace in Arizona

If you're new to the outdoors—whether it's hiking a local trail, visiting a national park, or camping—following all the best practices can seem...

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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