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.
Hikers and horseback riders mix it up at the Sutherland Wash near the Romero Canyon Trail. In late winter and early spring, Catalina State Park offers flowing streams and tranquil pools.
This stream bubbles across the 2.3-mile Canyon Loop Trail, a mostly easy ramble with big visual rewards.
Tucson hikers Kevin and Melanie Duckett gaze at stone ruins along the Romero Ruin Interpretive Trail at Catalina State Park.
The mile-long Birding Trail at the park winds through three kinds of habitat. This nest was built in a cholla cactus.
Greenery along the Canyon Loop Trail at Catalina State Park.
Recreation options you'll find at various sites around Arizona: hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, bird-watching, camping, picnicking and exploring ancient ruins. • Recreation options you'll find at Catalina State Park: all of the above. • You get the point. • The park - nestled in t…
Jacosa Boyle hikes with daughter Lillian, who will be 3 by year's end, on a loop of connected trails at Saguaro National Park East, made up of Shantz, Pink Hill, Loma Verde, Cholla and Cactus Forest trails.
Horizon views take in the Catalina and the Rincon mountains, beautiful in any season, often snowcapped in winter.
The loop of connected trails in Saguaro National Park East wends through a wide variety of desert growth and offers easy-to-manage hikes without forsaking scenery.
Cholla cacti and desert trees dot the spaces in between towering saguaros along the trails.
Broadway in midtown Tucson is all about bright lights and big city - but you will find something very different near the street's eastern dead end: tranquil trails. • A maze of more than a dozen interconnected paths begins at a trailhead off Broadway just west of Camino del Codorniz. • Hiker…