Outdoor Recreation


Arizona Rafting by Wilderness Aware
Open March through May during the spring snowmelt. Join us for a whitewater rafting adventure on the Salt River near Phoenix. This is the best river rafting available between California and Colorado! Raft for just a short ½ or full day trip…or experience the grandeur on the Slat River Wilderness Area on a two to five-day expedition. All meals and camping equipment are provided as well as professional guides and freshly prepared meals. This is world class whitewater rafting in the White Mountains, not the tubing trip normally associated with the Salt River in Phoenix. No previous experience required. We have twice named “Company of the Year” and are highly ranked on Trip Advisor in Scottsdale. Call us at 1-800-231-7238 or visit SaltRiverRaftingArizona.com


Arizona State Parks
Many of Arizona’s State Parks preserve fascinating bits of history or provide chances to hike, splash and fish, or protect vital wildlife habitat. Take some time to visit these beautiful and historic parks. In Sedona, slip into the famous Oak Creek water slide at Slide Rock or take a hike at Red Rock to see the majesty that is Cathedral Rock. If you’re heading south Kartchner Caverns is a must see. Stand in a “living” cave that breathes out cool air and enjoy the improvisations of stone formations. For park maps, driving directions, and photographs visit www.AZStateParks.com.


Dolly Steamboat Tours
Enjoy a relaxing cruise on one of Arizona’s most beautiful desert lakes! Experience the splendor of the canyons, wildlife, and unique desert plants in their natural habitat. Dolly Steamboat Tours provide an entertaining and educational experience for explorers of all ages. Located at the east end of Apache Junction, turn north on Hwy 88 (Apache Trail). Paved Roads all the way. Twilight dinner cruise, for more information call, 480-827-9144 or visit www.dollysteamboat.com.


Forever Resorts’ Mormon Lake Lodge
Discover Mormon Lake Lodge, a 300 acres retreat amidst Ponderosa pines within the Coconino National Forest. Explore miles of forest trails by horseback riding, renting a mountain bike or ATV.   Experience the solitude of nature by hiking or fishing at a nearby lake.  Relax in a cozy cabin or campground and savor meals grilled in the famed open-pit Steakhouse with live music in the Saloon.  For a well deserved retreat, call 928-354-2227 or visit www.MormonLakeLodge.com.


Hot Air Expeditions
The Sonroan Desert is one of the foremost hot air ballooning areas in the entire world. Float low over the top of the desert to see the wildlife that is out for the day. Then go high to get a great view of the entire valley. Upon landing you are greeted with the traditional flutes of champagne followed by a sit down breakfast in the desert. FAA Certified, Insured, Uniformed. You’ll have memories that last a lifetime. Call now for reservations 480-502-6999, 800-831-7610 or visit www.HotAirExpeditions.com.