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Picacho Peak, 50 miles west of Tucson, Arizona. Site of the western most battle of the  Civil War on April 15, 1862.

Picacho Peak State Park, AZ - A good challenge if you take Hunter Trail to the top. A must-do for the outdoorsy types. Just remember to bring gloves and a lot of water!

"Kitt" Peak Observatory giant telescopes, world renowned.  Tucson, Arizona

"Kitt" Peak Observatory giant telescopes, world renowned. Favorite field trip loved that place

Picacho-Battle of Picacho Marker - Battle of Picacho Pass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Picacho-Battle of Picacho Marker - Battle of Picacho Pass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Picacho Peak Battlefield Monument. Westernmost battle of The American Civil War & the only battle fought in Arizona Territory.

Westernmost battle of The American Civil War & the only battle fought in Arizona Territory.

Drive up majestic Mt. Lemmon on the Sky Island Scenic Byway. Mount Lemmon, with a summit elevation of 9,159 feet, is the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains. It is located in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, Arizona. (V)

Drive up majestic Mt. Lemmon on the Sky Island Scenic Byway. Mount Lemmon, with a summit elevation of feet, is the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains. It is located in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, Arizona.

Sabino Canyon: I lived in Tucson for 6 years and never hiked Sabino. I'll have to make it happen now that I'm going back. :)

Stock photos of Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, Tucson, Arizona by Ron Niebrugge.

Seven Falls in Tucson, AZ. - I loved this hike. Do this one again and plan for swim time.

The hike to Seven Falls in Tucson, Arizona, ends with a cool dip in the water. This is one of my favorite hikes in the Tucson area. You'll find the trailhead in Sabino Canyon. Be sure to add this to your Arizona travel plans.

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