Both novice and seasoned birders enjoy the variety of birds that visit and live in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
Arizona Humanities and the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives and School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University are pleased to announce an exclusive Arizona tour of Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution.
Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a guided walk appropriate for beginners and advanced birders. The greatest diversity of bird species can be found in the riparian area next to Oak Creek or along the field behind the Visitor Center.
Join "birder Vera" for an amazing experience learning about the birds of the desert!
Guided bird walks are back! Both novice and seasoned birders enjoy the variety of birds that visit and live in the southern Arizona foothills.
Come out to Homolovi's Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars. Dress warmly and bring your sense of wonder.
Experience a boat tour around Patagonia Lake! Discover the history, vegetation, and overwhelming beauty of the surrounding area.
Join singer-songwriter Steve Holmquist for original stories and songs in the heart of the desert.
Join staff and visitors for an Ice Cream Social at the Buckskin Center!
Join staff and visitors for an Ice Cream Social at the Buckskin Center in Buckskin Mountain State Park!
Discover the pleasure of the art of nature journaling! This class is designed to introduce the student to the different types and methods of keeping a nature journal.
Join bird specialist, Craig Anderson, in the living room of the historic Kannally Ranch House, for a 30-minute slide show program sharing details of a new online resource under development, to support bird-watching tourism.
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.
Learn about the geology of Catalina State Park with an experienced geologist.
Join Park Ranger Jack, as leads a tour of the Romero Ruins Trail.
Hike along the riverbanks & explore the area while collecting trash to support the conservation efforts of Natural Restorations and REI.
Join Craig Anderson for three presentations Friday through Sunday about the importance of birds in Southern Arizona, and come along on the guided boat and bird tours on Saturday and Sunday!
Explore the constellations and planets in the dazzling sky overhead with Dr. Sky, a sparkling experience you won't soon forget!
Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!
Want to learn more about the stars and planets? Do you have any little ones curious about the cosmos? Then head to Lost Dutchman State Park for a star party!
Celebrate the holidays with Riordan Mansion with tours on the hour all day long.
Jesse performs regularly in the Sedona area. He utilizes a wide-variety of bamboo flutes sweeping from the soprano to bass ranges, all made by his own hand. Many who hear his music praise his ability to imbue his creations with the deep connecting spirit of the natural world.
Celebrate the holidays with Fort Verde State Historic Park when we decorate the fort with Victorian-style holiday decorations. Discover all of the events celebrated at the Fort and in the town of Camp Verde!
Have you ever wanted to take photos of the amazing underground world of Kartchner Caverns? Here's your chance! Arizona State Parks and Trails now offers an opportunity to take photos inside the cave every month. Registration for this tour is $125 per person.
Get into the holiday spirit at Riordan Mansion!
Join us as we host candlelight tours through Fort Verde State Park's historic homes along Officer's Row. December 8 is a fee free day sponsored by Camp Verde Parks & Recreation!
Join a park volunteer guide on the Hunter Trail and enjoy 360 degree views from the top of Picacho Peak.
Join us for our December concert series featuring Bruce Carlson!
Our monthly-guided geology hike led by our knowledgeable volunteers will take you out on our trails to discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker.
The Gilded Age is remembered as a time of corruption and unscrupulous behavior among businessmen and politicians. This nefarious behavior transcended into science, where two paleontologists—Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh—went from friendly collaborators to bitter rivals.
Guess Who's Coming to Town? Join Patagonia Lake State Park in celebrating the season! Activities include ornament crafts, a cakewalk, and donations to Toys for Tots! Plus, don't miss an appearance by Santa Claus himself!
Come out and see the caves! Arizona State Parks and Trails is excited to announce our new Sign Language Saturdays. We will be offering tours joined by a sign language interpreter to help make the experience the most fun and educational for those in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.
This is the famous story of the Navajo Code Talkers in the Pacific during WWII, through the eyes of Chester Nez who, like so many other Navajos, just wanted to serve his country and make his father proud.
Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park. The hike will identify the various archaeological features visible from park trails and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. The guide will also touch on ideas of other cultures that likely have made use of the park’s resources.
This guided tour will focus on Christmas traditions and guests will have the special treat of seeing the Christmas tree and billiards room photo transparency windows at night.
Learn a little about hiking safety and enjoy the scenic surroundings as your hike the Calloway trail up to an overlook below the face of Picacho Peak.
Come on out to Catalina State Park and enjoy a performance from Mother Cody Band, a dance band from Oracle, Arizona!
Join a Park Ranger for hike to Diné Point via the Tsu’vö trail. Hikers will pass by petroglyph's from the early occupation period at Homolovi (620-890 AD) up to Diné Point overlook. The hike is on moderate, sandy trails and is approximately two miles total.
Start the new year with a nature hike led by Slide Rock State Park Ranger Blake Hourigan. Blake will guide visitors on a 1.5 mile walk with informative tidbits of geology, wildlife, homestead history and plant life around Slide Rock State Park. Please remember to wear appropriate shoes and layered clothing, bring plenty of water.
First Day Hike! Hike the Calloway trail up to an overlook below the face of Picacho Peak.
Join a park volunteer guide on the scenic Sunset Vista Trail that will lead you to the top of Picacho Peak.
This presentation by Jim Turner includes powerful images that make the land and its people come alive.
This walk explores the history of Tubac, nature, the Santa Cruz River and the Anza Trail.
What are some places to go and see this season? Come and hear Jack share with you some of the trips to make and things to see and do that he would recommend to enhance your winter’s stay.
John Coinman is an award-winning singer-songwriter who grew up on the Kiowa Grasslands in Clayton, New Mexico. He has recorded five solo albums, had numerous songs in films and on television, and collaborated with many notable artists.
Join us for a four-mile run (or walk) along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail starting at Tumacácori National Historical Park and concluding at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum.
Community Event - Lake Havasu Museum of History
Visit the park office/gift-shop and take a self-guided tour through the multi-level Kannally family home.
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life.