Aerial Tours

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters:  Worlds largest most experienced helicopter sightseeing company offers the ultimate Grand Canyon flight seeing experience, from Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon South Rim Airport  -  Nobody does it better.  (702) 736-6322  

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Archaeological


Arizona Office of Tourism


Arizona State Parks


Arizona Game & Fish


Astronomy



Ballooning
Northern Light Balloon Expeditions: Morning flights in the red-rock country with Sedona's original balloon company. Sedona; (800) 230-6222


Bed & Breakfast
Bradshaw Mountain Guest Ranch: Located in the Bradshaw Mountains only two hours from Phoenix, this undiscovered mountain retreat offers many different activities and seasonal events. Crown King; (928) 632-4477

Reevis Mountain School and Sanctuary: For hikers, horse and 4x4 travelers. By reservation only. Rustic cabins and yurts on Superstition Mountain hiking trails. Visit a working farm surrounded by federal wilderness. Feast on organic, home-grown, made-from-scratch meals. Roosevelt; (520) 467-2675 

San Pedro River Inn: Considered a Country Inn, the four cottages are surrounded by the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. All cottages have full size kitchens. Six RV hookups also available. Hereford;  (520) 366-5532

ZR Hereford Ranch: Located east of Benson in the Little Dragoon Mountains. A working cattle ranch with main house accommodations; two rooms with private baths and access. Relaxed comfort, good food, central to historic and natural sites. No pets! Ask for Peggy or Ed. Benson; (520) 586-3509



Biking
Bike Chalet: (2 locations) Bike Chalet carries a large selection of bicycles by Cannondale, Specialized, Diamondback, and Mongoose. Also has a full service repair shop; rentals, maps, clothing, and accessories available .


Birding
Circle Z Ranch: Ride ranch-bred horses over 6,000 acres; through wild and rugged canyons, over high and rocky ridges. Breathtaking views. Ride along the ever-flowing and verdant  Sonoita Creek. Overnight pack trips available. Tennis, swimming, and golf nearby.  All meals and provisions included with your riding adventure. Patagonia,  (520) 394-2525

San Pedro River Inn: Considered a Country Inn, the four cottages are surrounded by the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. All cottages have full size kitchens. Six RV hookups also available. Hereford; (520) 366-5532



Boating & Sailing
Forever Resorts - Houseboats: Captain your own rental houseboat luxuriously equipped for 10 people, includes: 5 queen beds, 1 1/2 baths, full kitchen, TV/VCR /stereo, central A/C and heat, sundeck and waterslide. With locations across the U.S., your houseboating adventure awaits. Lake Mead & Lake Mohave; (800) 255-5561

The Dolly Steamboat: Experience a "Mark Twain" voyage aboard the Dolly Steamboat - a replica of a sternwheeler paddleboat. Cruise the secluded inner waterways of the "Junior Grand Canyon" on Canyon Lake. Bring your camera and don't miss the boat. Apache Junction; (480) 827-9144


Camping & RV'ing
Apache Lake Ranch: Camp under the stars by night and ride the Superstition Mountains Wilderness by day. Bring your horse (and use the corral) or rent one at the ranch. Restrooms & showers available. Rentals range from ½, to full days or multi-day overnight trips. Located right off the Apache Trail (Hwy. 88) east of Apache Junction and Tortilla Flat near Reavis Ranch Trailhead. (520) 467-2822 or (480) 357-9326.

International Sportsmen's Expositions: Since 1975 International Sportsmen's Expositions (ISE) has produced America's premier adventure-travel, fishing, camping, hunting, and boat shows. ISE's 2003 tour includes a huge show in March at the Arizona State Fairgrounds; (360) 693-3700

Mormon Lake Lodge RV Park & Campground: Camp under the stars at our brand new RV Park & Campground! Featuring 74 pull-through and full hook-up spaces, new shower/restroom building, coin operated laundry, large shade trees, Open-Pit Steakhouse and more! Flagstaff; (928) 354-2227


Casinos

Caving



City / Town Information
City of Glendale; Arizona's antique capital. Wide variety of craft galleries, gift shops ,restaurants & tearooms in historic downtown setting. Glendale, (623) 937-4754


Classified Ads - Retail Sales & Services
Alamo Lake: The Alamo Lake Store is well stocked for the fisherman with bait, tackle, license, ice and groceries. Alamo produces good size bass, crappie and catfish for all season fishing. Alamo has very good camping facilities including full hook ups, restrooms and fish cleaning stations. For campground information: (928) 669-2088 For boat rentals call (928) 925-0133

Insurance: American Family Insurance, Palomino Agency; Hi I'm Mike, we have been insuring Arizona since 1988 and would love to insure you. We cater to the Outdoorsman as well as to all Arizonans with Auto, Home, Business, Health and Life as well as ATVs, Motor Cycles, Bass and Pleasure Boats. Scottsdale, (480) 483-8000



Clubs & Associations
Arizona Antelope Foundation: A non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the betterment of Pronghorn antelope in Arizona. (602) 433-9077

Arizona Trail: Equestrian, biking and hiking trail from Mexico to Utah. Travel through Arizona one section at a time. Forty Sections in all that make up 750 miles of trail. To obtain passage sheets call (602) 252-4794.

Great Western Trial: A national non-profit organization working with Arizona State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Program to establish 800 miles of backcountry roads through Arizona. Arizona section; (602) 542-7115

Liberty Wildlife:  A non-profit organization dedicated to the care and preservation of native wildlife in Arizona. The rehabilitation facility is located in Scottsdale and provides a 24 hour hotline for injured or abandoned wildlife. (480) 998-5550

Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona:  (VOA) conducts volunteer work events, usually one or two weekend days, involving
habitat restoration and trail building and maintenance. We emphasize fun, safety, and well organized programs in
interesting locations, that leave you with a sense of accomplishment having made a contribution. You will meet
people who share your love and concern for outdoor Arizona. Membership involves volunteering for at least one event
per year. Tempe;  (480) 966-2689



Corporate Retreats
Black Rock Ranch Wilderness Retreat: Western retreat - a retreat for corporations, business executives and small to medium size social groups. We showcase a working cattle ranch which offers a variety of activities on 20,000 acres of wilderness. Thatcher; (928) 428-6481


Cowboy Adventures
Arizona Gunfighters / Arizona Gunfighter Adventures: Your ONLY complete "Wild West" resource!! Experience gunfights, speakers, shotgun weddings, historical reenactments, jeep tours, games, corporate events, private parties, conventions, and full-group adventure packages. Reasonable rates - we can do it all!! Mesa; (480) 986-1800

Black Rock Ranch Wilderness Retreat: Western retreat - a retreat for corporations, business executives and small to medium size social groups. We showcase a working cattle ranch which offers a variety of activities on 20,000 acres of wilderness. Thatcher; (928) 428-6481

Horseshoe Ranch on Bloody Basin Road: "A Real Working Cattle Ranch Adventure" - work 1,700 head of cattle on 100 square miles of range. Private ranch-house, rooms & family-style meals. Mayer; (928) 632-8813

Rockin' R Ranch: Chuck-wagon dinner theater is a working ranch and an important part of Arizona's history. Enjoy an old-west town with gunfights, gold panning, saloon, BBQ beef or chicken dinners, and spectacular western stage show. Mesa; (480) 832-1539  

Smokin' Gun Adventures: We provide the REAL horseback riding and cowboy adventure with camping, cattle roundups, and brandings. These single or multi-day horseback riding vacations are provided throughout Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Nevada. A specialty is our lessons for mounted 'Cowboy Shootings' using real guns and real targets. Fun for the whole family. Experience the Ponderosa pines and cool mountain air from atop a horse. Prescott; (520) 771-9551

Cultural / Heritage

Reevis Mountain School and Sanctuary:   Courses promoting self-reliance, nature appreciation, and natural healing. Subjects include stone masonry, primitive fire starting, shelters, animal tracking, practical uses of native vegetation such as cordage, land navigation, earth philosophy,  and self awareness. Custom or private classes available. Roosevelt; (520) 467-2675 


Editorials


Entertainment (Live)

Culture of the Southwest Cowboy:   Classic cowboy songs & poetry provided by Maverick, Roger Young. With his solo style and his western guitar, he deliveries fun and enchanting western heritage entertainment - both traditional & wholesome. Recites oral history & culture of the Southwest Cowboy - considered an expert. Gold Canyon;  (480) 982-9302


Environmental / Conservation


Events - In Arizona



Fishing
Alamo Lake: The Alamo Lake Store is well stocked for the fisherman with bait, tackle, license, ice and groceries. Alamo produces good size bass, crappie and catfish for all season fishing. Alamo has very good camping facilities including full hook ups, restrooms and fish cleaning stations. For Alamo State Park & camp ground information: (928) 669-2088 Alamo Lake Store & boat rentals,  (928) 925-0133

International Sportsmen's Expositions: Since 1975 International Sportsmen's Expositions (ISE) has produced America's premier adventure-travel, fishing, camping, hunting, and boat shows. ISE's 2003 tour includes a huge show in March at the Arizona State Fairgrounds; (360) 693-3700

Waterdog Willy's: The best place in town to buy live bait & fishing tackle. Bait is our business, but we also carry a full line of tackle and specialty lures. Everyone who visits the stores can benefit from the knowledge of our Qualified Staff—from tips to where to fish. Open at 6 am every morning. Three valley locations.

    In Phoenix @ 18617 N. Cave Creek Rd. (602) 867-0314 
    In Glendale @ 4360 W. Olive (623) 435-1553 
    In Tempe @ 1805 E. Baseline (480) 897-4981 (also archery)


Golf
Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club  With two Nicklaus-designed golf courses and a lush Sonoran landscape, Superstition Mountain is Arizona living at its finest. This private, guard-gated community is a desert treasure true to the Anderson Companies reputation. With unique villa residences, custom homes and home sites available, the community offers a variety of lifestyle options. Memberships for the Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club are available by invitation to property owners and on a limited basis to non-property owners. There's never been a better time to become a part of Superstition Mountain. Please call us toll free or stop by today.  Gold Canyon;  (877) 983-3300

Guest Ranch

Apache Lake Ranch: Ride the rugged Superstition Mountains on horseback. 1/2 day, full day, and overnight rental rates available. Ask about our company or group rates and custom cookouts. East of Tortilla Flat and Fish Creek Hill near Reavis Ranch Trailhead and Apache Lake. Tortilla Flat; (520) 467-2822 or (480) 357-9326

Circle Z Ranch: Ride ranch-bred horses over 6,000 acres; through wild and rugged canyons, over high and rocky ridges. Breathtaking views. Ride along the ever-flowing and verdant Sonoita Creek. Overnight pack trips available. Tennis, swimming, and golf nearby.  All meals and provisions included with your riding adventure. Patagonia;  (520) 394-2525

Kings Ranch: Historic guest ranch with intimate, private casitas, meeting rooms and outdoor sites for group functions. Lush landscape and a breathtaking view of the mighty Superstition Mountain surround the heated pool and spa. A fresh new attitude and sizzle await you at Kings Ranch. Retreats, reunions, southwestern weddings or private get-a-ways. Gold Canyon;  (480) 983-0423

Rancho De La Osa: Spanish guest ranch on the Arizona/Mexico border. Features places for horseback riding, hiking, biking and birding with pool and southwestern cuisine. Sasabe; (520) 823-4238


Hang Gliding / Ultra-lights



Hiking / Backpacking
Apache Trail Tours: Day and overnight hiking/backpacking treks into the Superstition Wilderness and the newly opened Arizona Trail. Spectacular scenery throughout this rugged terrain, and trails to ancient Indian Ruins. Carry your own gear or go safari style - totally outfitted by mule. Apache Junction; (480) 982-7661

Arizona Trail: Equestrian, biking and hiking trial from Mexico to Utah. Travel through Arizona one section at a time. Forty-two sections in all, making 750 miles of trial. Phoenix; (602) 252-4794

Discovery Treks: Educational adventures in remote locations, worldwide. Hiking, backpacking and kayaking. Sedona;  (800) 470-8849

Oracle Ridge Outfitters: Hike with llamas in the beautiful Arizona wilderness. Custom trips. Oracle: (520) 896-2542

Terra Trek: Hike the Mongollon Rim. Six cabins to rent, by the day or by the week. Hike loop trails or hut to hut. Three above the rim and three below. Hiking distances between locations 8-16 miles. Phoenix; (602) 265-5291

Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona:  (VOA) conducts volunteer work events, usually one or two weekend days, involving
habitat restoration and trail building and maintenance. We emphasize fun, safety, and well organized programs in
interesting locations, that leave you with a sense of accomplishment having made a contribution. You will meet
people who share your love and concern for outdoor Arizona. Membership involves volunteering for at least one event
per year. Tempe;  (602) 522-9127



Horseback Riding
Apache Lake Ranch: Ride the rugged Superstition Mountains on horseback. 1/2 day, full day, and overnight rental rates available. Ask about our company or group rates and custom cookouts. East of Tortilla Flat and Fish Creek Hill near Reavis Ranch Trailhead and Apache Lake. Tortilla Flat; (520) 467-2822 or (480) 357-9326

Circle Z Ranch: Ride ranch-bred horses over 6,000 acres; through wild and rugged canyons, over high and rocky ridges. Breathtaking views. Ride along the ever-flowing and verdant Sonoita Creek. Overnight pack trips available. Tennis, swimming, and golf nearby.  All meals and provisions included with your riding adventure. Patagonia;  (520) 394-2525

Smokin' Gun Adventures: We provide the REAL horseback riding and cowboy adventure with camping, cattle roundups, and brandings. These single or multi-day horseback riding vacations are provided throughout Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Nevada. A specialty is our lessons for mounted 'Cowboy Shootings' using real guns and real targets. Fun for the whole family. Experience the Ponderosa pines and cool mountain air from atop a horse. Prescott; (520) 771-9551



Hunting
Arizona Ammunitions, Inc.: Customize your ammunition. To your rifle, to scope altitude, humidity, temperature, band twist, trigger pull & to you. Over-the-counter ammunition also available for specific rifles. N Phoenix; (623) 516-9004

Associated Guides: Trophy guide service on the San Carlos Indian Reservation. Trophy elk, coues deer, pronghorn antelope. Food, lodging, animal processing and all transportation provided. San Carlos; (520) 475-2888

International Sportsmen's Expositions: Since 1975 International Sportsmen's Expositions (ISE) has produced America's premier adventure-travel, fishing, camping, hunting, and boat shows. ISE's 2003 tour includes a huge show in March at the Arizona State Fairgrounds; (360) 693-3700

Josh Flowers' Professional Hunting Services: Fully outfitted one-on-one AZ big game hunts. Competitively priced - elk, mule and coues deer, antelope, junior hunts, bighorn sheep, javelina, quail and prairie dogs. Booking '00-'01 hunts for drawing deadlines in June. Phoenix;  (623) 587-9669

Robar Companies, Inc.: Custom gun-manufacturing, specializing in big game hunting rifles. Restocking,  rebarreling and custom metal finishes. N. Phoenix (623) 581-2648

Timberline Outfitters: Trophy guide service. Arizona & New Mexico. Elk, mule deer, coues deer, antelope, bear, mountain lion, javelina, turkey, bighorn sheep, ibex, Oryx. Also photography and camping. Higley; (602) 988-9654

Waterdog Willy's: Not only the best place in town to buy live bait & fishing tackle but also to practice your archery skills. Indoor courses. Plus the interactive 3-D "virtual hunt" video system, Techno-Hunt. Professional training available. Leagues run 4 nights a week with tournaments once a month.

    In Tempe @ 1805 E. Baseline (480) 897-4981 (archery & fishing)
    In Glendale @ 4360 W. Olive (623) 435-1553 (fishing only)
    In Phoenix @ 18617 N. Cave Creek Rd. (602) 867-0314 (fishing only)


Jeep Tours
Apache Trail Tours: Jeep tours, hiking treks and outdoor adventures throughout some of the most magnificent, awe-inspiring scenery in Arizona! Rugged off-road Jeep Tours on our exclusive trails and breathtaking panoramic views along the cliff-sides of the historic Apache Trail. Outdoor group site to accommodate up to 1500! Apache Junction; (480) 982-7661

Jogging

Land (Arizona) for Sale

Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club  With two Nicklaus-designed golf courses and a lush Sonoran landscape, Superstition Mountain is Arizona living at its finest. This private, guard-gated community is a desert treasure true to the Anderson Companies reputation. With unique villa residences, custom homes and home sites available, the community offers a variety of lifestyle options. Memberships for the Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club are available by invitation to property owners and on a limited basis to non-property owners. There's never been a better time to become a part of Superstition Mountain. Please call us toll free or stop by today. Gold Canyon;  (877) 983-3300

Lakes in Arizona


Lodging
La Quinta Inn:  (2355 S. Beulah Blvd.) 85 guest rooms including mini-suites. Restaurants and shopping within easy walking distance. Deluxe continental breakfast. Heated pools & spas. Pets accepted. Easy access to northland lakes, hiking/mountain biking trails and Oak Creek Canyon. Grand Canyon is only an hour and a half away. Flagstaff; (800) 490-6562

Kings Ranch: Historic guest ranch with intimate, private casitas, meeting rooms and outdoor sites for group functions. Lush landscape and a breathtaking view of the mighty Superstition Mountain surround the heated pool and spa. A fresh new attitude and sizzle await you at Kings Ranch. Retreats, reunions, southwestern weddings or private get-a-ways. Gold Canyon; (480) 983-0423

Mesa Fairfield Inn: You can expect more at Fairfield Inn by Marriott. Friendly service, clean, comfortable rooms, all interior access. Free continental breakfast and local phone calls. All at a reasonable price. Mesa; (480) 668-8000

Mormon Lake Lodge: Escape to a cozy log cabin in the Ponderosa pines just south of Flagstaff! Hike or bike in the pines or satisfy your appetite with USDA prime beef, game or fish grilled over authentic Open Mesquite-Pit. Flagstaff; (928) 354-2227

Quality Inn Kings Ransom (1/2 mile South of 89A) 101 guest rooms, most including private patio or balcony. Outdoor heated pool and spa. Views of the red rocks. Hiking trails beginning directly from hotel property. Pets accepted. Oak Creek is located directly across from the hotel. Full service restaurant. Sedona; (800) 846-6164

SpringHill Suites by Marriott (200 E. Sheldon Street) 83 guest suites all with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, wet bar and pull out sofa. Our downtown hotel is within a few short miles from Prescott National Forest which includes several lakes for boating and fishing, hiking and mountain biking trails. Heated indoor pool, spa, exercise facilities. Prescott; (888) 466-8440



Maps
Wide World of Maps: Two locations. Arizona’s Map (and Guidebook) Headquarters. Information for all areas & activities. 

   In Phoenix @ 2626 W. Indian School Road   (602) 279-2323 

   In Mesa @ 1444 W. Southern Avenue   (480) 844-1134  

   Phone orders;  (800) 279-7654


Motorcycle Touring

National Park Service



Native American Culture
Bureau of Indian Affairs: For more information check out their web site.

Moccasin Tracks Tour: Apache Reservation tours. Visit Kinisba Ruins, Geronimos's Cave, Old Fort Apache and the Cultural Center. Observe the traditional Apache Sunrise dance and learn the story behind it. As you leave the reservation Apache drumbeats will linger in your memory. Phoenix; (602) 294-9320

Roland’s Navajoland Tours: Ya’ at’ eeh! This Navajo greeting will be one of many when touring Monument Valley. Tours are from one hour to a full day. Hiking and photography trips also available. Kayenta; (800) 368-2785



Off-Road/ATV
Great Western Trial: A national non-profit organization working with Arizona State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Program to establish 800 miles of backcountry roads through Arizona. Arizona section; (602) 542-7115

Outdoor Education / Skills Building

Reevis Mountain School and Sanctuary: Workshops/retreats promoting natural healing and self reliance. Native plant identification, edible and medicinal uses; wilderness medicine, oriental touch healing, creating your own herbal tinctures and salves. Hosted by Peter Bigfoot, Arizona's own herbalist. Roosevelt; (520) 467-2675 

Ancient Pathways: Specializing in courses in outdoor survival, tracking, & primitive technology. One to seven day courses are offered. Courses combine practical outdoor skills with the fields of natural history & anthropology. Contact Tony Nester.; Flagstaff (520) 774-7522

Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona:  (VOA) conducts volunteer work events, usually one or two weekend days, involving
habitat restoration and trail building and maintenance. We emphasize fun, safety, and well organized programs in
interesting locations, that leave you with a sense of accomplishment having made a contribution. You will meet
people who share your love and concern for outdoor Arizona. Membership involves volunteering for at least one event
per year. Tempe;  (480) 966-2689

The "Outhouse"

Photography

Prospecting / Rocks & Gems



Recipes

River Rafting / Tubing / Kayaking
Arizona's Salt River Tubing & Recreation: Arizona's Beach Party! It's a wet and wild ride on the Salt River. We supply the tube rental and shuttle bus rides. Open May 1-Oct 1, 7 days a week, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., $9 per person. Group rates available. Mesa;  (480) 984-3305

Canyons and Coastlines Kayak School: A comprehensive kayak school which welcomes people to paddle sports through instruction, tours and rentals. Rentals consist of sit-on-tops and user-friendly, to touring and white-water play boats. Lake and ocean trips are planned throughout the year in Arizona, California and Mexico—see the AOJ river rafting…kayaking calendar of events for details. Phoenix; (602) 258-4142



Rock Climbing

Sites to See / Attractions
The Dolly Steamboat:  Experience a "Mark Twain" voyage aboard the Dolly Steamboat - a replica of a sternwheeler paddleboat. Cruise the secluded inner waterways of the "Junior Grand Canyon" on Canyon Lake. Bring your camera and don't miss the boat. Apache Junction; (480) 827-9144

Out of Africa Wildlife Park: See personal interaction with big cats, bears, wolves and other wild animals. Trainers explore wild animal instincts, intellect and feelings in unrehearsed, entertaining and educational shows. Daily shows, except Mondays. You’ll see animals being loved, enjoying their lives in large, natural habitats. On visit is not enough. Fountain Hills; (480) 837-6683



Skydiving

Snow Skiing / Sports

Soaring
Turf Soaring School: The ultimate Arizona experience. We offer our vary tranquil scenic flights for the conservative. We also offer aerobatic flights for the more adventuresome. There is no better way to see the Sonoran Desert. Call Today! Peoria; (623) 439-3621


Spirituality
Community Church of Joy: A place for worship. A place for celebration. A place for you. Worship Center, Joy Community Center,  Retirement Village, Mortuary/ Memorial Gardens, and more. Glendale; (623) 561-0500 


State Trust Land

State Agencies - Recreational

Arizona Office of Tourism

Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Department: Maricopa County Parks is the largest county park system in the US. With eight parks located within Maricopa County, their mission is to provide and manage recreational opportunities that enhance people's lives while protecting park resources. Phoenix; (602) 506-2930



Subscription Information

Tour Guides
Open Road Tours: Experience Arizona in the luxury of a touring van. See the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Navajo lands, and other scenic and cultural sites. Call for reservations. Phoenix; (602) 997-6474

Roland’s Navajoland Tours: Ya’ at’ eeh! This Navajo greeting will be one of many when touring Monument Valley. Tours are from one hour to a full day. Hiking and photography trips also available. Kayenta; (800) 368-2785



Train Tours / Adventures

TV Cam

UFO and Paranormal

US Bureau of Land Management

US Fish & Wildlife

USDA Forest Service

Water and Jet Skiing

Weather Information

Wildlife
Out of Africa Wildlife Park: See personal interaction with big cats, bears, wolves and other wild animals. Trainers explore wild animal instincts, intellect and feelings in unrehearsed, entertaining and educational shows. Daily shows, except Mondays. You’ll see animals being loved, enjoying their lives in large, natural habitats. One visit is not enough. Fountain Hills; (480) 837-6683

Liberty Wildlife:  A non-profit organization dedicated to the care and preservation of native wildlife in Arizona. The rehabilitation facility is located in Scottsdale and provides a 24 hour hotline for injured or abandoned wildlife. (480) 998-5550


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