Wide-Open Spaces

Rediscover Adventure

Sunny days 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. Plus some of the most scenic places around the state have camping/RV facilities close by so you can extend your adventure.

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

Guided horseback ride on the bottom of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

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Must Do

A Guide to Visiting Horseshoe Bend 'the Right Way'

Horseshoe Bend attracts 2 million visitors every year and is one of the most photographed sites in northern Arizona. Here, we walk you through...

Outdoor Adventures

Wonderful Winter Day Hikes

From Tucson's Sabino Canyon to Thumb Butte in Prescott, explore these six natural areas for a perfect wintertime trek.

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13 Wheelchair-Accessible Trails in Arizona

Everyone—regardless of mobility—can enjoy Arizona's wild beauty. Here are 13 of the best accessible trails in the state.

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Arizona Travel Tips for Solo Women on the Road

Arizona’s diverse landscapes make it the perfect outdoor playground, and I’m always stumbling across new parks and charming towns in the Grand...

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A Guide to Visiting Antelope Canyon the 'Right Way'

Antelope Canyon's otherworldly beauty makes it one of the most highly sought after destinations in the world, and access to this natural marvel...

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Rafting the Grand Canyon

Running the storied whitewater rapids of the Grand Canyon is one of the top five bucket list adventures for almost every nature lover and...

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The Best Campsites in Southern Arizona

Southern Arizona is home to stunning landscapes, and its sunshine and dry heat make for ideal car camping weather.

Outdoor Adventures

Arizona’s Secret Campsites

Where prospectors once sought gold in "them thar hills," today's adventurers find treasures of their own at Arizona's hidden-gem campgrounds.

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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.

REI Guides

Arizona's Great Outdoors

Whether you're new to nature or an avid adventurer, REI guides offer advice about adventuring in Arizona as well as some of their known and lesser-known favorites.

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