Located north of Tucson
, these beautiful mountains offer a spectacular view. Imagine experiencing all four seasons in a single day: hiking through the desert at dawn, sunbathing along the banks of Sabino Creek at mid-morning, picnicking among wildflowers for lunch, and snowboarding at Ski Valley in the afternoon. The Mountains offers rugged canyons, brilliant sunsets, 600 vertebrate species -- including black bear, mule deer, desert bighorn sheep, coati mundi, and javelinas. The area offers 230 miles of trails available for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking, with numerous campgrounds and picnic areas accessible from the paved Sky Island Scenic Byway. The Santa Catalina Mountains offer a myriad of year-round recreational opportunities.
(Tucson) Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
(Benson) Blue Agave Ranch
(Tucson) Canyon Ranch Health Resort
(Tucson) Catalina Mountains
(Vail) Colossal Cave Mountain Park
(Tucson) Corona Ranch Tucson
12/13 Coming to The Tucson area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be:
Concert (Saturday night),
Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and
RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.