Outdoor Adventures


Four Mild Seasons of Fun

Arizona’s backcountry offers the perfect excuse to go outside and play. Surrounded by spectacular Sonoran Desert scenery, you can cowboy up and horseback ride or shoot down trails on a mountain bike. Or spend a day soaring in a hot-air balloon or hiking mountains with panoramic views. In Arizona’s Verde Valley, majestic red rocks, winding mountain roads and Ponderosa Pine forests beckon to be explored by foot or by four-wheel drive.

Mountains of fun can be had hiking, fishing, camping and boating, thanks to Northern Arizona’s soaring peaks, wildflower-filled prairies and sapphire lakes. The Grand Canyon also is nearby, where some of the grandest adventures in Arizona await. Home to 22 tribes, the state’s Indian Country showcases some of the most stunning landscapes—and adventures—including whitewater rafting, tours of ancient ruins and canyon exploration.

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