Explore More and Hit the Trail During the Eight4Two Challenge

November 25, 2022

PHOENIX — The Eight4Two Challenge from Arizona State Parks and Trails is back for its third year, giving everyone an opportunity to win prizes for exploring more of Arizona’s amazing and diverse trails and parks!

Start the challenge on Black Friday by opting to spend the day outside enjoying the great outdoors. Then, hike, walk, or bike eight different trails in at least four different state parks by Monday, January 16, 2023 to win two free day-use passes (good for up to four people) and a custom, limited-edition sticker. A full list of state parks can be found at AZStateParks.com.

On January 1, 2023, Arizona State Parks will offer First Day Hikes as part of a national program to start the year off with exercise and fresh air, and all Arizona residents will get free entrance to a state park on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 16). Everyone participating in the Eight4Two Challenge can include these great events on their calendars or check out ongoing guided hikes at the parks at AZStateParks.com/events.

Register online, then log entries and submit photos of your adventures! Photos may be used on social media and in Arizona State Parks advertising, and everyone who completes the goal will win the prizes. Tag #AZStateParks in photos on social media, using #842AZ.

To find more information, register, and log your entries, visit AZStateParks.com/842-challenge/.

Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our parks and through our partners.

For information about the more than 30 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office, call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit AZStateParks.com.

PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Thompson, 480.589.8877 - Email: pio@azstateparks.gov