Let’s Get Outside Again and Re-Engage with the Outdoors

by Justin Elder, Senior Regional Sales Manager, Global Medevac

Arizona has so much to do, ask a local — we know where to go to have fun when the weather finally cools. Check current restrictions before planning your trip.

It’s time to get back outside and enjoy Earth’s greatest treasure — the Sonoran Desert!

Summer was brutal — 135 days over a hundred degrees — and will certainly be one to remember. We may not be seeing rain anytime, soon but we can finally enjoy the cool nights once again. With the drop in temperature comes the best part of living in Arizona: fresh air!

While many of us have spent years exploring the trails and backroads of our great state, there are lots of folks who may not know where to find the areas to experience the best of Arizona. Here are our chosen locations:

Antelope Canyon
This unforgettable rock formation is found near Page. The light hike through the lower canyon is both incredibly picturesque and iconic. Spots fill quickly, get to the location early in the day. Bring your camera, lots of water and a jacket, temperatures change quickly in and out of the canyon.

Mount Lemmon
Outside of Tucson is one of Arizona’s greatest treasures — this peak has climbs for everyone. With wide elevation changes, hikers and explorers of all ages experience what most of Arizona does not get to see, four seasons. In the fall, the changing colors are amazing, in winter the snow can be waist deep. The hiking trails are easily accessible and most are great for all disciplines. 

Lake Havasu
When Arizonans want to cool off, we head to the lake. With a few great water ways to choose from, Lake Havasu is a favorite with more than 30 square miles of pure blue water. The annual jet skiing championships take place every fall. If you are in the area, you need to check it out.

Photo of Mount Lemmon, Tucson, AZ by Julie Turetzky