If you love adventure and like to spend your days and nights outdoors Arizona is just the right place for you. The 48th US state can offer you a lot of outdoor activities, like fishing & hunting, horseback riding, hiking, boating, camping and more.
Fishing and hunting…
Choose between lakes, streams, creaks, even urban areas for the fishing trip you’ll remember forever. One of the best spots if you want to catch bass, catfish or trout, are the White Mountains. Or visit Lees Ferry, the only place within Glen Canyon where you can drive to the Colorado River if you want to catch rainbow and cutthroat trout. In Lees Ferry, you can hike through the Paria Canyon Wilderness Area. Here you can also visit the Lonely Dell Ranch Historic site, home of the families who operated Lees Ferry. Or visit northern Arizona. A good option is Flagstaff city. The small city is located in the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest, and very close to seven national parks. Fish varieties here include northern pike, rainbow trout, yellow bass, and sunfish.
A good fishing trip if you are a beginner is the Glen Canyon Excursions – a guided fishing experience on the Colorado River. Or visit Lake Pleasant Fishing, Morristown, Arizona, for the best nighttime fishing experience.
You can also check Arizona Game and Fish mobile-friendly sites for up to date information on waters, bag limits, fishing forecasts and more.
If you prefer Hunting for elk and antelope you should visit northern and north-central Arizona. During the fall months, you can hunt for elk, deer, fall turkey, fall javelin, mountain lion, small game and other huntable wildlife. Or you can visit during the spring for other big game hunts like elk and pronghorn antelope.
Another popular hunting area is The Mogollon Rim. The Rim offers you truly amazing views from pines to deserts. Here you can hunt for mule deer, antelope, and elk, black bears, javelin.
Book a tour…
If you are not in the mood for a hunt, you can book a tour, sometimes even in advance with very good prices.
Like the Mogollon Rim Jeep Tour from Sedona. Enjoy the Mogollon Rim incredible beauty in this 3-hour guided jeep tour.
If you have an archaeologist’s soul Casa Malpais Archaeological Park is just the right place for you. It’s a unique site located near Springerville Arizona. They have an astronomical calendar. You can also see ancient stairways and even some rock art from the Mogollon Culture.
Or how about a kiss from a Llama? Yes, Llamas like to give kisses. And if you visit Prescott, Arizona, you can hike and explore the area’s boulders, pines and many lakes with a llama by your side. The 2-hour,4-hour or all-day hike tour includes a delicious snack and you could learn all about the Prescott area and all about the adorable llamas.
Do you like to bike? In Tucson, you can rent a new mountain bike, a hybrid bike and even a bicycle for your kid. You get free helmets, pedals, maps, and fun experience while biking in Tucson, Marana, and Oro Valley.
So, Arizona truly is an ideal place to get away on an outdoor adventure.