Many of you know that I have visited Tucson a few times in the past few years, but do you know it is not only for the luxury spas? It is for something you might not expect from a luxury loving gal, but it is all the opportunities to hike there are in the Tucson area! It is the perfect way to relax and recharge!  Below I am going to share with you some of the places I have hiked there and some that I want to visit when I am able to get back to traveling… & I want you to know that this post was sponsored by Visit Tucson, but all opinions are my own. 

I have to admit that I have stayed too close to all the amazing luxury resorts in the area and never made it to many locations in Tucson. The first two places I highly recommend since I adore them. The others are places I hope to travel next to when we all get back on the road. I am excited to share all of them with you for your future travel plans! You can free yourself soon in Tucson! 


J.W. Marriott at Starr Pass 

The Richard Genser Starr Pass Trailhead begins near Starr Pass Resort and is the primary trailhead access to Tucson Mountain Park. Find the trail at the south end of the parking lot, and enjoy miles of fantastic hiking on numerous interlinked trails. I have also hiked this trail on one of my create your own experience trips to the region. Here you can see me hiking in Tucson at Starr Pass near the J.W. Marriott at Starr Pass. This resort is reminding us we will travel again soon. In the meantime they want you to stay healthy, stay safe, and stay positive until we can travel again. 

Of course I visited the two level luxury spa while there after my hike. I had a body treatment there that used indigenous ingredients from the Tucson area. I highly recommend you definitely get a spa treatment there after your hike. 


Mountain Biking

Okay the next time I go to Tucson I want to mountain bike. They are supposed to have some of the best mountain biking in the country. There are some remarkable mountain bike trails in Tucson. Get ready to shred. With the selected trails at the link above. There is a  little something for everyone with beginner, intermediate, advanced biking trails.  And watch the video at that link for some major tips from a local MTB pro, Todd Wells!


Fuel Your Hike

After all the hiking you are in for a treat. Tucson’s unique food scene and its UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation is one that all foodies should be excited about for certain. Also Tucson’s Mexican food scene features Tucson’s Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food. That sounds divine! 


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