Sponsored by
outdoors

outdoorsRSS

Grand Canyon looks to record year, but needs millions for maintenance

Grand Canyon National Park officials say the park should break last year’s record of 5.5 million visitors this year, but advocates are worried the park may not be able to handle such large crowds — the park has $371.6 million in deferred maintenance projects.... Read more»

 1 2 3 >  Last »

Skydiving still growing at Az's largest facility despite deaths

From late December 2015 to early February 2016, three skydivers died at the Eloy-based Skydive Arizona, but that hasn't slowed down business. ... Read more»

Reward offered in slashing of 9 Tucson saguaros

Federal officials are offering a reward for information about the vandal who cut down iconic cacti in Saguaro National Park, and damaged other protected plants — including a saguaro that could be hundreds of years old. A young man was seen waving swords near the site, and likely injured himself, authorities said. ... Read more»

9 saguaros vandalized in Tucson national park

After several of Southern Arizona's iconic cacti, including one that could be hundreds of years old, were hacked apart this weekend, authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the vandals. Two smaller plants in Saguaro National Park were chopped down, with others deeply slashed. ... Read more»1

Get moving with Beyond Tucson events Saturday

Commemorate the 5th anniversary of the January 8th shootings by joining members of your community outside for some physical activity at one of the many Beyond Tucson events Saturday. This year's main event, "Exploring the Urban Wild," will be held at Mercado San Agustin, Children's Museum Tucson and Armory Park Senior Center, and there will be other events across the Tucson-area. ... Read more»

Bicycling tourists are older, wealthier, and in demand

Cities and states have long urged their residents to ride bicycles, as a healthy form of recreation and as a green alternative to driving. Now they’re recognizing pedal power’s economic potential. Tourism officials and cycling advocates sometimes refer to tourists on bicycles as “wallets on wheels.” That’s because they stay longer in a state and spend more per day than other tourists.... Read more»

Wounded vets hunt for peace of mind

The mountain air bites at Sgt. Jose Valdenegro’s extremities as he and his hunting guide scout for elk not far from the New Mexico border. It’s 25 degrees, his 10 fingers and five toes stinging in protest at the cold. He is one of about 150 disabled troops that Wounded Warrior Outdoors has taken on a hunting expedition this year.... Read more»

Flagstaff’s Snowbowl fires up first new ski lift in 30 years

This year’s El Nino means ski resorts like Arizona Snowbowl will open a couple of days earlier than usual. The Flagstaff ski resort will will open its first new chairlift in decades on the resort’s opening day Friday, helping end long line that dampen the spirits of skiers and snowboarders on the mountain.... Read more»

At Fossil Creek, reservations may be required

Overwhelming crowds have caused Forest Rangers to enact an online reservation system to mitigate the safety hazards and environmental impact of heavy visitation at Fossil Creek.... Read more»

Arizona approved for cross-state bicycle route

A 573 mile cross-state bike route, designated by ADOT, was approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials last week.... Read more»

1000px: Sunset

The meteorologists tell us that the monsoon has ended, but we're still seeing the beautiful combination of layered clouds and shafts of light as the sun slips behind the Tucson Mountains. How could you not love living in a place with a light show like this just about every night?... Read more»

Hiker charged with felony after dog's paws are burned

A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with a felony after a dog's paws were severely burned during a Monday hike at Tanque Verde Falls in Redington Pass, authorities said.... Read more»

Small UA program produces big results in horse racing industry

The well-dressed horse trainer with the signature white hair and dark sunglasses who was the darling of the sports media this spring got his start in the racing industry in the most unlikely of places. Before Bob Baffert trained the first Triple Crown winner in 47 years, he cultivated his tradecraft in Tucson.... Read more»

Safari Club that suspended lion-killing hunter donates to top politicians

A Tucson-based hunting club that suspended a Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has given money to the campaigns of numerous U.S. politicians, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner, a watchdog group's records show.... Read more»

Video: Mountain lions in lair, raccoon outfoxes dinner plans

A trio of mountain lions frequenting a cave near Tucson, and a raccoon making off like a bandit with a bunny meant for a fox's dinner are featured in recent videos shot by a local big-game guide.... Read more»

Woman dies on Picacho Peak hike

A 29-year-old Texas woman died while hiking on Picacho Peak on Wednesday. The tourist, who was with her fiancé' and became disoriented, appears to have died from heat-related causes.... Read more»

 1 2 3 >  Last »