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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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fun and free in tucson drive up the scenic catalina highway

Must See in Tucson: Drive Up the Scenic Catalina Highway

The Catalina Highway is a 28-mile road that begins at Mt. Lemmon’s base on Tucson’s north side. The base starts at around 3,000 feet in elevation and ends at the top of Mt. Lemmon at around 9200 feet. It’s our favorite thing to do when people who’ve never been to …

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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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