We wholeheartedly commit ourselves to promoting tourism in Southern Arizona by showcasing the captivating natural landscapes and recreational opportunities available to visitors.
Greenlee County, Arizona is a land of contrasts, variety, and of unexpected delights! Two primary thoroughfares, US 191 (The Coronado Trail) and US 70 (The Old West Highway) showcase this spectrum of scenic, biological, resources. Some interesting statistics rank Greenlee County as the best county for families in the state, based on https://www.niche.com/ Greenlee is established as the best county to live in and offers the best public schools in Arizona. It is number 8 in terms of being diverse and twelfth most healthy county. So, put on your hiking boots and explore your options in Greenlee County.
Graham County is celebrated for its stunning landscapes, with highlights like Mount Graham, Aravaipa Canyon, Hot Well Dunes, and the Gila Box. If you’re interested in touring the telescope complex on Mount Graham, book early as spots fill up quickly. The county has a rich history that shapes its current identity. It has been home to Indigenous tribes such as the Chiricahua and San Carlos Apache for ages. In the late 1800s, many were drawn to Graham County for its mining and ranching opportunities, as well as religious freedom for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members. Today, Graham County is a mix of historical significance and natural wonder. The community is supported by the state’s oldest community college, Eastern Arizona College, Mount Graham Regional Medical Center, and the presence of the Freeport-McMoRan mining corporation.
There are a lot of parks in Cochise County. It is beautiful and considered to be one of the best places to live in Arizona. Residents and visitors can enjoy tasting various reds, whites, and rosés at one of nearly a dozen vineyards, some within a few miles of each other. Most residents own their homes, and many families are young professionals and retirees who tend to be conservative. Cochise County is known for its natural beauty and outdoor opportunities such as hiking, rock climbing, camping, picnicking, bird watching and much more. There are the many ghost towns and San Pedro River to a gigantic assortment of foods that are hard to find anywhere else. It is also home to many Inns, B&B’s and guest ranches which offer peaceful relaxation.
They say the way to a loved one’s heart is through their stomach, and after visiting a few restaurants in Santa Cruz you will fall in love too. Trendy, delicious and charming. Santa Cruz County is one of Arizona’s most diverse and interesting destinations, offering an eclectic blend of history, culture, art, recreation, shopping, cuisine, and entertainment in a beautiful and relaxing setting. Surprisingly Santa Cruz has 29 miles of beaches and has an extraordinary number of state parks– 14 in all – each offers a unique experience for visitors, and yet Santa Cruz is one of the state’s smallest counties. Santa Cruz County is still sparsely populated and remains an excellent destination for bird and wildlife photographers, hikers, ghost town hunters, kayakers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.
Visitors to Pima County are often astounded at the number of world-class attractions found throughout metro Tucson.
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
- Biosphere 2
- Children’s Museum Tucson
- Colossal Cave Mountain Park
- Old Tucson
- Pima Air & Space Museum
- Titan II Missile
MuseumMany know Old Tucson as the site where many famous wester movies were shot. Today you can plan a visit to one of the area’s museums, art galleries, or cultural centers. Or plan a hike or camping trip to one of the nearby natural parks. You can enjoy an entire day with the whole family at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum or visit other attractions such as the Flandreau Science Center or the new Alfie Norville Gem and Mineral Museum.
Pima County is not just home to one of the state’s biggest cities, and Major University. It features dozens of public trailheads that offer incredible views and varying degrees of difficulty. Visit Trailheads & Trails to find trails of interest to you. Incredible hiking experiences can also be found at: Madera Canyon: This canyon is in the Santa Rita Mountains 25 miles southeast of Tucson.
Tucked between Arizona’s two most populated counties, Pinal County is a convenient escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Our rural county is a place to relax and enjoy nature while also offering the thrills of new adventure. Rich in history and bursting with culture. Pinal County is in central Arizona with Florence as its county seat. The area offers a wealth of outdoor activities such as camping and horseback riding at Sunrise Ski Park along with other areas such as Lost Dutchman State Park and Picacho Peak State Park. Other towns include Casa Grande, Apache Junction and Maricopa.
Ak-Chin Indian Community
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 35 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an O’odham word translated to mean “mouth of the wash” or “place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” The Ak-Chin Indian Community has an enrollment of more than 1,100 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres.
Gila River Indian Community
The Gila River Indian Community is an Indian reservation in the U.S. state of Arizona, lying adjacent to the south side of the city of Phoenix, within the Phoenix Metropolitan Area in Pinal and Maricopa counties.
Today’s Tohono O’odham who resides on reservation land live on one of the four separate pieces of land that make up the Tohono O’odham Nation. These pieces of land are the “main” reservation, Florence Village, San Xavier and San Lucy.
Culture is an important element with all Yaqui communities and bonds both Christianity and Yaqui spirituality in the hope for a better view of the world and morality. An example of Yaqui spirituality is the iconic symbol of the deer and the deer dancer whom mimics the connection to which Yaqui people have the nature. There is such a rich cultural identity, spiritual values with the merging of two faiths and traditional practices both ceremonial and modern for the adaptation of preserving what make a Yaqui, Hiaki.
San Carlos Apache
The San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation spans Gila, Graham, and Pinal Counties in southeastern Arizona, roaming over a landscape that ranges from alpine meadows to desert. Encompassing 1,834,781 acres, the San Carlos Apache Reservation was established by executive order on November 9, 1871.