Emerald Canyon Golf Course Photo © Douglas F. Walker
The scenic Kofa Wildlife Refuge is minutes away and offers great opportunities to enjoy beauties of the Sonoran Desert, including Palm Canyon.
Fishing and boating are just 30-minutes to the Colorado River. See "Travel Tips" for fishing the Bullhead City area.
This photo was not shot on The Arroyos Preserve property, but not very far away!
Getting outside is easy in Arizona! Outdoor activities are everywhere – like waterskiing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming and more. Whether you’re an adventurous thrill-seeker or simply want to take a walk and enjoy nature, Arizona has it.
Rock climbing, desert and mountain biking, skiing, bird watching and golfing top the list of activities in Southern Arizona. The region is home to Kartchner Caverns, a 550-acre state park with spectacular caves and hiking trails, and Saguaro National Park, where you can see forests of huge saguaro cacti. VisitArizona.com
Below is a list of links to DesertUSA articles and some park driving tours, on and off the paved roads.
From Lees Ferry on the Colorado Plateau to the Morales Dam on the border to Mexico, the lakes, wildlife refuges, and stretches of waterway call adventurers and leisure seekers alike.
Water fun abounds around Yuma. It’s a great way to kill the heat in summer temperatures that can soar past 110°F. The Yuma area has over a dozen wetlands, wildlife refuges, and lakes. Enjoy angling off the Morales Dam dredge launch or birdwatching at Mittry Lake Wildlife Area. Hunting and boating are also popular pastimes.
Lake Mead is one of America’s most popular recreation areas. Formed by the Hoover Dam in Black Canyon, the lake boasts a year round season of water fun. Nine million visitors gather every year to enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing only 50 miles from Las Vegas. Many visitors stop to enjoy a tour of the inner workings of Hoover Dam, for many years an engineering marvel.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is the nation’s first national recreation area and includes Lake Mojave.
Enjoy friendly desert fun with easy access to hundreds of miles of ATV trails. Explore the back country and investigate old gold mines, or join with others "rock hounding" ancient washes, all while enjoying the beautiful sights of saguaro cactus and rugged landscape along the way.
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