There is fishing and hiking in the city’s abundant park system. Boating (without motors) includes kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding that can be done on one of the city’s lakes.
From bird watching to cave exploring, find it all here. Some of the area parks include:
Catalina State Park
Here you’ll be able to hike or watch the stars. There’s horseback riding through the hills of the Sonoran Desert, camping and viewing wildflowers. Hike back to see Romero Ruins or Romero Pools as well as the abundant saguaros and plant life.
Saguaro National Park
Hike from 3,000 to 8,000 feet as you savor the views of abundant Saguaro cacti. You might also catch sight of jack rabbits, gray fox, bobcats, coyote, mountain lions, ringtails, peccary, deer, coatis, and cottontails.
Sentinel Peak Park
Hike up to the top, passing through the ancient Pima Village. Stunning views await of the Tucson valley below.
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
View fabulous crystals, stalagmites, stalactites, flowstone, boxwork, and helictites on a one-hour trek through a desert cave. The Terrace Outdoor Café serves Arizona beer. Horseback riding fans will love riding at the historic La Posta Quemada Ranch.
The city offers five municipal courses that date back to the 1930s. While there, you will find a Pro shop and a choice of dining options. Golfing in this city provides great golf as well as beautiful desert backdrops for relaxation.
The Catalina Course and The Sonoran Course
The site of the PGA Cologuard Classic, the resort is open for daily-fee play.
El Conquistador Golf at the Oro Valley Community Center
It includes a separate course that is great for families; the El Conquistador appeals to seasoned players with its challenge.
Other golfing venues include:
- Sewailo Golf Club
- Golf Club at Vistoso
- Lodge at Ventana Canyon Golf Club
- Crooked Tree Golf Course
- and others
Whether you are golfing or hiking or just walking, there is much outdoor fun in this city. With one of our vacation rentals, you’ll always have a quiet and private space to return to after a busy day outdoors or after a memorable game of golf.