Hiking is an ideal way to explore the varied terrain and diverse wildlife in Tucson and Southern Arizona. You’ll find urban recreational trails, bird-watching trails, canyon trails, summit trails, flat trails, and steep climbs that delight and challenge, whether you’re new to exploring nature or are an avid outdoor adventure-seeker.
Whether you’re training for a long road race, looking for exciting new mountain challenges or enjoying leisurely rides with the family, Tucson is perfect for biking fun.
We have hundreds of miles of bike friendly roads, including the 55-mile, car-free Urban Loop, as well as dozens of trails from easy to highly technical. In fact, Tucson has been ranked by Bicycling magazine as one of the top cycling cities in the U.S. And with our mild climate and mostly sunny skies, almost every day is perfect for a ride any time of year. Our road cycling and mountain biking pages contain a plethora of information on Tucson cycling.
Tucson has something for everyone. Connect with the natural world at places like Tohono Chul Park and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Explore the cosmos at one of the region’s world-class observatories, such as the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, or let your imagination soar at the Pima Air & Space Museum. History buffs will find a diverse array of historical sites, including the stunning Mission San Xavier del Bac.