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Tucson, Arizona

Sep 4, 2008
Outside Magazine
Tucson, Arizona

Outdoor adventure at your doorstep in Tucson    Photo: Corbis

Tucson, Arizona
Thanks to a huge university, a low cost of living, and 360–degree mountain views, Tucson is like a postgraduate magnet for out–door enthusiasts. It's also hot, with average highs of 95 degrees in September. When the sun beats down, head 14 miles north to Catalina State Park, which is cooled by 9,000–foot Mount Lemmon. The two–day, 28–mile round–trip hike to the top of Lemmon is a good option for ma–sochists. For everyone else, the three–mile jaunt to the Romero Pools on the Romero Canyon Trail should suffice. Want to explore the park the old way? Pusch Ridge Stables offers a two–day horseback ride ($200; Stay in town at the historic Hotel Congress (doubles, $70;; the club downstairs plays host to a thriving indie rock scene, and the jukebox in the adjoining bar is tough to beat.
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