Adventures in Arizona
So you want an adventure. Something with great scenery and really gets your heart pumping. You've come to the right place. Arizona has an unlimited number of adventures to offer. And Experience Arizona is the premier website to find them.
We've got 4WD adventures that will test you and your vehicle (or nice easy ones), mountain bike trails along Sedona's famous red rocks and hikes to places that will take your breath away.
But that's not all. Our Quick Travel Reports (QTR's) offer a wide variety of different adventures and unique places to visit. From a cool stream to fish for trout in the White Mountains, to a snow-bound sledding trip in southern Arizona, to visiting Confederate graves, to eating pizza on a mountain top, these quick side trips showcase the beauty and hospitality Arizona offers.
Choose your adventure either by clicking on one of the icons to the left, or you can find an adventure near you by clicking on the interactive map on the right.
You can also browse all the great information we've accumulated on the latest news, events, gear, permit, weather and Geocaching.
Arizona is a 4WD paradise. You can spend an afternoon on a leisurly drive in the pine trees near Payson, or take your highly modified Jeep on an extreme 4WD trail near Phoenix. Whatever you choose to do, Arizona's got it. Click the link below to go to the latest 4WD adventure.
Arizona has miles and miles of awesome singletrack you can explore. From Sedona, to Flagstaff, to the White Mountains to Sierra Vista, there's a mountain biking trail just waiting for you. Click the link below to go to the latest biking adventure.
Arizona has thousands of trails you can hike. We've even got a single 800-mile trail from Utah to the Mexico border called the Arizona Trail. Whatever type of hiking or scenery you're into, you can find it in Arizona. Click the link below to go to the latest hiking adventure.
Experience Arizona Partners with Offroad Passport
July 1, 2012
By Matt Marine
I’m excited to announce a new partnership with the Offroad Passport team. Offroad Passport is an online portal for outdoor adventurers. One of its best features is its free community forum. Members are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. There are tons of discussion topics where you can ask questions, find interesting nuggets, see gear reviews or share your own experiences. In addition, they offer exciting backcountry adventures from day trips to overnight expeditions.
The Offroad Passport team isn’t interested in trying to find new ways to break a driveshaft. They are about the entire experience, from camping, hiking and photography to environmental concerns and community awareness.
I’ve set up a direct link to their website under the News/Forum navigation bar and you’ll be seeing links to specific forum threads on adventure pages and on the new Az Topics page. Check them out; you’ll be glad you did.
Pontoon Boat Tours
Two Avian Tours, one at 9:00 am and 10:15 am. These tours go to the east end of the lake. On board is a birder who will point out, identify and talk about the birds seen.
At 11:30 am the Lake Discovery Tour goes to the west end of the lake. The guide on board will point out geological formations, discuss the dam which created Patagonia Lake, and give you a brief history of the area.
On Saturdays there is a Twilight Tour just before dark. The sunsets can be spectacular from the lake. Seeing the shoreline from the water is a delightful experience. Boat tours will be held each Saturday and Sunday.
The cost for each one-hour boat trip is $5.00, payable at the beginning of the trip in the Visitor Center. Reservations are advised as the spaces go quickly. Call 520-287-2791 after October 13 for reservations. The pontoon boat holds 8 adults plus the guide and captain. If you are going on a boat trip, plan to arrive at the Visitor Center 15 minutes prior to departure to sign in, pay and be outfitted with a life jacket.