Top 10 Spots for Outdoor Fitness Activities in Arizona

It’s not every day that you have the money and time to travel. But when you get the chance, make sure that you take a trip to Arizona! This state has a lot to offer, no matter what season it is, there are a lot activities and breathtaking views that will surely make your trip memorable. If you are still not convinced, just consider that Arizona houses the Grand Canyon which is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

The Grand Canyon

Instead of admiring the majestic view of the Grand Canyon National Park on your vehicle, you can add a little adventure by renting a bicycle and bike your way to the South Rim via the Grand Canyon Railway. Make sure that you bring a bottle of water to quench your thirst when you sweat out!

Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain is famous for its kneeling camel like shape. When visiting this tourist spot, never miss the chance to go hiking. The view at the top of Camelback Mountain is amazing and you’ll also get the chance to see all parts of the city. If it’s your first time to hike, it’s best to check out the Arizona hiking tips to stay safe and prevent injuries.

Arizona Canal Trail

If you are in for a very long biking trip, I recommend that you visit the Arizona Canal Trail. It is considered one of the longer trails in Maricopa county. The trail runs for 16 miles and it’s also a great running place for tourist who want to do a solid workout.


Sedona is a famous tourist spot in Arizona because of its unique Redstone formations. After touring around the city, you can try fun activities like hiking at Mt. Wilson, the tallest mountain around Sedona, or biking around the Bell Rock Pathways were you can admire the red rocks.

Gold Canyon Cattle Ranch

The Gold Canyon cattle ranch is located in Sedona. If you want to learn how to ride horses the Arizona way, you can take a day of riding lessons at the ranch. You can also camp around the Gold Canyon if you wish to complete your Arizona Old West experience.

Temple Town Lake

Temple Town Lake is located at the heart of Central Arizona it is known for its two-mile boating wonder land. Here, you can enjoy the ultimate kayaking and boating experience as well as the thrilling stand-up paddleboard challenge.

McKale Center

McKale is the home of the Wildcat Basketball team and it is also the home of health buffs. The building is usually open for visitors who want to use the upper arena stairs to workout, run or walk.

Black Canyon

If you are visiting the Arizona’s West Coast, take the opportunity to check the Black Canyon. The 11-mile stretch of the Colorado River is a perfect spot for canoeing and Kayaking. You can also take a dip on the hot springs and sauna caves around the area to rest after your energy draining water sport adventure.

Arizona Snowbowl

During the cold months, you can go Skiing and take part in other snow sports at Arizona Snowbowl. It is the most popular ski destination in Arizona and features over 32 runs of varied difficulty!


Prescott is the best place to visit if you are looking for an adrenaline rush. Adventure seekers often visit the city of Prescott to climb challenging canyons and mountains such as the World-Class cliffs of the Granite Mountain Wilderness Area.


If you want to do something active that is less “touristy”, you can take part in one of Arizona’s many marathons, triathlons, obstacle courses or races.

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