Programs & Events

Catalina State Park

Introduction to Geocaching

Sundays in October   9:00 a.m.

Did you ever wonder about geocaching?  It's a high-tech treasure hunt! Join park volunteer Tony for this introduction to geocaching.  It includes a hands on demonstration.


Introduction to Geocaching

Every Sunday   1:00 p.m.

What exactly is geocaching, and how do you do it? Essentially, this quickly growing pastime is a high tech treasure hunt that  takes place in backcountry areas.Join park volunteer, and geocaching aficionado, Tony he introduces visitors to geocaching.


Wednesday Guided Bird Walks in October

Wednesdays in October   7:30am

Both novice and seasoned birders enjoy the variety of birds that visit and live in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.


Catalina State Park Nature Saturday Programs in October

Saturday, October 13 and 27   10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Learn about the native reptiles that live in the Sonoran Desert, with a live reptile exhibit! An educational family-friendly activity in southern Arizona in northern Tucson!


Sunday Guided Hikes in October

Sundays in October   6:00 a.m.

Explore the beauty of the Catalina foothills in southern Arizona on a beautiful Sunday morning guided hike. These 6-mile hikes will take you through the park and beyond!


Sunday Geology Walks

Every Sunday   8:00 a.m.

Learn about the geology of Catalina State Park with experienced geologist, Karen.


Romero Ruins Adventure Walks in October

October 19 and 26   8:00 a.m.

Park Ranger Jack leads a tour of the Romero Ruins Trail where the whole family can learn about the history and mystery surrounding the Hohokam’s largest ruin site in the park.


Sunday Guided Hikes: 50-Year Trail and Beyond

October 21, 2018   6:30 a.m.

The trail begins at the park’s Equestrian Center and meanders along an old Jeep trail through the surrounding desert. Your return trip to the equestrian center will be via one of numerous scenic trails which share the same destination.


Sunday Guided Bird Walks in October

October 21 and 27, 2018   7:30 a.m.

Experienced bird guide Mike leads this bird walk.  He will help you spot and identify various birds that live and visit the park.  Novices, seasoned birders, and every experience level of birder will enjoy this event.


Park Nature Program: Saturdays

October 20, and 27, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Every Saturday, join us at the main trailhead for a one of a king reptile presentation. Our local experts will have many reptiles on hand for visitors to see and learn about first hand.


Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Way Out West

November 3, 2018   4:00 p.m.

Join Catalina State Park on November 3rd for cowboy and Western tunes brought to you by the band Way Out West!