In honor of the rodeo, which kicks off with the famous Rodeo Parade on Thursday, most of Tucson’s kids have a four-day weekend. Lucky for us, there are free or cheap things to do around town to keep them busy.
Perhaps your Christmas feast will consist of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.
A hike, at its bare essence, is simply a vigorous venture out of the city and into the wild — a test of legs and lungs against a backdrop of scenic splendor.
Gunfire no longer echoes across once-popular shooting sites in Redington Pass, and the U.S. Forest Service plans to resume environmental cleanup work Monday to analyze and remove soil contaminated by shooting debris.
Perhaps your Thanksgiving feast consisted of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.
Trails and roads in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson are open during the government shutdown — and visitors to the heights will find cool autumn air and trees showing off in the golden hues of the season.
A 69-year-old woman was rescued from the Santa Rita Mountains Sunday afternoon after falling 100 feet into Box Canyon.
The woman has been identified as Margaret Brummer, a Green Valley resident.
A man scouting for deer in the canyon saw the woman's car parked on the side of the road Satu…
Nurturing monsoon rains and a moderate, mile-high climate have brought late-summer wildflowers and lush greenery to the Madera Canyon area south of Tucson.
An 18-year-old man was injured Wednesday as he and a female hiking companion fled from a mountain lion on a trail at Catalina State Park north of Tucson, wildlife officials said.
Lose the sunglasses if you find yourself face to face with a mountain lion in the wild.
Five hikers, including a 6-year-old boy, were attacked by bees Sunday morning as they hiked Linda Vista Trail, near North Oracle Road and East Calle Concordia.
Tucsonans John and Kathy Mulligan relax with their dogs, Max, left, and Wiley, in the Cañada del Oro Wash where it passes through Catalina State Park. The couple were having lunch Wednesday before taking a hike.
This piece of pristine desert was slated for expansive residential development in the 1970s, but a citizens coalition saved it.
Catalina State Park - a preserve of grand desert landscapes and curvaceous canyons set against a backdrop of the craggy Catalina Mountains - turns 30 years old this month.
For years, Redington Pass was a popular place for shooters, and wildcat shooting sites came to look like dumps, with assorted debris used for target practice. Shotgun shells and casings littered one such area, above. Redington is now largely cleaned up.
Almost anything was a target at one wildcat shooting site in Redington Pass. This one had a bullet-riddled computer monitor and appliances.
A cleanup of trashed-out shooting sites has been completed in Redington Pass east of Tucson - and events at the pass next weekend will highlight the many recreation opportunities there.
Hikers set off on extreme treks for all kinds of reasons - everything from building endurance to seeking solitude or reaching remote sites in the wild.
Left: You know you want to relax in the warm early springtime sun on one of those rocks and gaze at Montrose Pools on the Romero Canyon Trail. It's a 7.2-mile trail, but many hikers turn back after about 3 miles.