Look to the Mountains: A History of Mt. Lemmon

Rose Canyon Lake on the way to Summerhaven and Ski Valley near the summit of Mt. Lemmon.

I found this book on the history of Mt. Lemmon at the Palisades Ranger Station on Mt. Lemmon last summer and have been trying to get time to read it ever since. The complete title is: Look to the Mountains: An in-depth look into the lives and times of the people … Continue reading

Las Lagunas de Anza Wetlands: A Nogales Treasure

Las Lagunas de Anza

Las Lagunas is a lush Natural Wetlands smack dab off the I-19 Freeway just 8 miles from the Mexican border. Several weeks ago, a fellow by the name of Don Clemans contacted us at Southern Arizona Guide, wanting to know how he could get into the Best Birding Spots in … Continue reading

Tucson Summer Camps and Classes 2016

TMA Summer Art Classes for Kids

It’s Not too Soon to Look for Summer Classes for Kids Summer will soon be upon us. And the time is upon us to find meaningful, yet fun, things for our children to do during their time off while we still toil the daily grind.  Here is a list of … Continue reading

The Heavens Through Sky Center’s Telescope

Orion Nebula

(While 99% of the Guide’s content is either Ms. Karen’s or Jim’s product, occasionally we invite adventurous and talented others to write a guest column. Wendy & Richard Buckley are visiting us from Alberta and we encouraged them to experience the Sky Center’s night program. This is their report.) We … Continue reading

Moving to Tucson? Things you Need to Know

Stone-window

Occasionally we invite guest writers to share their experiences with our readers. Caleb Pape moved from Michigan two years ago. Here is his story. He has written an insightful ebook as a guide to others that might follow in his footsteps. As a newcomer to Tucson, I found it pretty … Continue reading

Exploring the Yucca of the Northern Sierra Madres

Mountain Yucca

In this video Mike Foster explores the variety of Yucca in our area and the Northern Sierra Madres. as well as some of its food uses. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is an ardent supporter of the Friends of the San Pedro River which serves to educate people about … Continue reading

The Coronado Expedition: 1540-42

Coronado Expedition. Painting by Frederick Remington in 1898.

The story of the Coronado Expeditions is one of bravery, perseverance, high adventure, faith, and incredible greed. Between hiking trails and scenic back roads, we can retrace their historic route.

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It’s a Good Time to Visit Tucson Botanical Gardens

Blue Tropical Butterfly

Summer is over, temperatures are cooling down. It’s a good time of year to take a stroll in one of Tucson’s lovely Botanical Gardens, have some lunch at the Cafe´ Botanica, stroll through the gardens taking note of the LEGO exhibits, and visiting the Butterfly and Orchid Pavilion for the … Continue reading