Simply Put…You’ll LOVE it in Tucson.
Mother Nature’s beauty is not hard to come by in this city: just look up! The five surrounding mountain ranges – the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Rincon Mountains, the Santa Rita Mountains, the Tucson Mountains, and the Tortolita Mountains – offer hundreds of miles of trails to explore. You can hike year-round (just another perk of Tucson’s climate), snapping shots of pine groves, canyons, waterfalls, and desert along the way. The local mountains also attract rock climbers from around the globe.
Exploring doesn’t necessarily require you to leave the city: just check out Tucson’s network of urban trails, including the bicycle-friendly trail known as The Loop. Speaking of bikes, if you prefer to get from Point A to Point B on two wheels, you’ll quickly learn that you’re not alone. Tucson has a strong cycling community and is frequently touted as one of the USA’s most bike-friendly cities. There are plenty of options for road cycling and mountain biking in and around the area.