5 things to do near tucson for nature lovers

5 Things to Do Near Tucson for Nature Lovers

If you’ve never visited Tucson, images of Arizona’s biggest city, Phoenix, may come to mind. But while Tucson has its share of concrete and urban sprawl just like Phoenix, we tend to invite the desert in rather than pave and irrigate it away. In Tucson, most of us live in …

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Fun and Free in Tucson: Agua Caliente Park

Tucked in a corner on Tucson’s northeast side, there’s a 100-acre, hidden desert oasis where you can see mountains, snow, water, palm trees, and much more. Agua Caliente Park has a rich history of human activity dating back over 5,000 years. It has been many things throughout its lifetime, from …

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Arizona Offroad Adventures: Gardner Canyon

Although smoke from the terrible wildfires in California has changed the appearance of our southern Arizona skies, we still got out to enjoy nature on our Labor Day holiday weekend. Just off Highway 83 near Sonoita, AZ, Forest Road 785 OHV Trail provided a fun afternoon of offroading among grasslands, juniper trees, …

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Fun and Free in Tucson: Mission San Xavier del Bac

Look west out the window when traveling down I-19 in Tucson, and you’re likely to see the “white dove of the desert,” historic Spanish Mission San Xavier del Bac. Situated on the Tohono O’odham Nation San Xavier Indian Reservation, the mission is an active Roman Catholic Parish. The oldest intact …

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