Outdoor Activities in Tucson

Outdoor activities in Tucson are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Tucson comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Tucson and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Tucson has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Tucson.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Tucson:

  1. #1 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    - Used in 482 itineraries
    Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

    Tags: Museum, Wildlife Sanctuary , Aquarium

    Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743, United States

    Timings: 07:30 am - 10:00 pm Details

    The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museumconsists of over 97 acres of land and most of its ‘exhibits’ are located in the outdoors-giving you a rare peak of over 230 animals, reptiles, insects, bird...Read more

  2. #2 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    - Used in 486 itineraries
    Sabino Canyon

    Tags: Outdoors, Canyon, Bird Watching

    Address: 5900 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Sabino Canyon is a recreation center which consists of some of the most spectacular natural sights and hiking trails in Tucson. A favorite local weekend spot, you will find people hiking, biking, ...Read more

  3. #3 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    - Used in 323 itineraries
    Pima Air & Space Museum

    Tags: Museum, Military Museum, Memorial, Specialty Museum

    Address: 6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85706, USA

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Pima Air & Space Museum was opened in the 1970’s and is spread across over 80 acres of land and is home to around 3000 historical aircrafts and planes. The museum is world’s larges...Read more

  4. #4 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    - Used in 467 itineraries
    San Xavier Del Bac

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: 1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746, United States

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Mission San Xavier del Bac is the oldest preserved European structure in Arizona. The church was founded in late 17th century but was completely constructed by the late 18th century. The architect...Read more

  5. #5 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    - Used in 320 itineraries
    Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

    Tags: Outdoors, Off Beaten Path, Hiking Trail, Scenic Drive

    Address: Mt Lemmon, Arizona 85619, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway’s paved road takes you to the upper regions of the Mount Lemmon and the Santa Catalina Range and is a picturesque route with roadways carved through rocky terrains an...Read more

  6. #6 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    - Used in 327 itineraries
    Tohono Chul

    Tags: Museum, Park

    Address: 7366 N Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704, United States

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Tohono Chul encompasses the natural habitat of the Sonoran Desert and takes care of a wide variety of flowers, trees, birds and bees. The park has a ‘adopt-a-bee’ program where you can be ...Read more

  7. #7 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    - Used in 251 itineraries
    Reid Park Zoo

    Tags: Zoo

    Address: 3400 E. Zoo Court, Tucson, AZ 85716, US

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The Reid park Zoo is one of the favorite family places in Tucson especially if you love animals or simply want a place where children can learn while they have fun. The zoo is home to Elephants, Grizz...Read more

  8. #8 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    - Used in 223 itineraries
    Tucson Botanical Gardens

    Tags: Botanical Garden

    Address: 2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712, United States

    Timings: 06:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    The Tucson Botanical Gardens offers a beautiful variety of trees and plantsand arranges special events for children and adults alike. From the Aloe Alley which is a shaded pathway, to the Bird Garden ...Read more

  9. #9 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    - Used in 221 itineraries
    Gates Pass

    Tags: Scenic Drive, Nature

    Address: Gates Pass, Tucson, Arizona 85745, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Gate Pass is the gateway to the Tucson Mountains and consists of a scenic route which overlooks the whole city of Tucson. This gate was started in the late 19th century by Thomas Gates as a shortc...Read more

  10. #10 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    - Used in 147 itineraries
    The Gaslight Theatre Image

    Tags: Entertainment, Theatre

    Address: Broadway Seven Thousand Shopping Center, 7010 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710, United States

    The Gaslight Theatrehas a history of almost 4 decades of entertaining the locals and is popular for its musical drama shows including superhero drama, comedy classics and spoofs which will tickle your...Read more

  11. #11 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    - Used in 192 itineraries
    University Of Arizona

    Tags: Educational Site

    Address: Tucson, AZ 85721, United States

    University of Arizona is one of the oldest Universities in the US and was founded in 1885. The iconic college today has one of the top football teams in Arizona and opens its door for its visitors to ...Read more

  12. #12 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    - Used in 164 itineraries
    Madera Canyon

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail, View Point, Hiking Trail

    Address: S Madera Canyon Rd, Arizona 85645, USA

    Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    The Madera Canyon offers a number of natural trails for hiking and is home to over 200 species of birds- making it a favorite place for bird-watching. The canyon itself is loved for its variety of ter...Read more

  13. #13 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    DeGrazia Gallery In The Sun Historic District

    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: 6300 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Designed and built by Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia- a renowned artist from Arizona, the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun showcases popular work of the artist himself. The open air museum with its rust...Read more

  14. #14 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    - Used in 243 itineraries
    Houston's Horseback Riding

    Tags: Outdoors, Adventure

    Address: 12801 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85748, United States

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The Houston's Horseback Riding arranges horse-back tours through the trails of the Sonoran desert and the Saguaro National Park. The place also arranges horse-riding classes for children and is loved ...Read more

  15. #15 of 241 Outdoors Activities in Tucson
    - Used in 133 itineraries
    Tucson Mountain Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail

    Address: 8451 West McCain Loop, Tucson, AZ 85735, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Most of the Tucson Mountain Park is a part of Saguaro National Park and has been the shooting location for a number of old-west, cow-boy movies. The whole terrain is loved for its hiking trails and in...Read more