With its varied terrain and clear, sunny weather, Arizona is a terrific place to play outdoors, no matter what your favorite sport. From birdwatching, golf, and fishing to rock climbing, skiing, and whitewater rafting, Arizona’s activities will challenge your skills and push your threshold for fun.
Golf: With more than 300 courses of every configuration, Arizona is one of the world’s premier golf destinations. Hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing: Arizona’s abundant terrain makes the state a magnet for footloose adventurers of all levels. Horseback riding: What’s a visit to cowboy country without some horseplay, whether a gentle sunset hayride or a week-long pack trip? Off-road vehicle tours: Nearly every city and town in the state has companies to take you to scenic spots your car would balk at, or where visitors are not otherwise permitted. Water sports: Boating, fishing, kayaking, jet skiing, and other water sports abound on Lake Powell, Lake Mohave, Lake Roosevelt, and smaller lakes throughout the state. Winter sports: Not only does Arizona have water; it also has snow, especially in the northern and eastern parts of the state. The state’s top downhill ski runs are at Sunrise Park, an enterprise of the White Mountain Apaches, and Arizona Snowbowl, just outside Flagstaff.