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A giant loop trail surrounding the greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area that connects a great number of the best wilderness regional parks. Many opportunities for a multi-day high-adventure backpacking survival trek.
Lake Pleasant - Regional Park
Estrella Mountain - Regional Park
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The only religiously based unit in US Army history passed through southern Arizona blazing new roads for future generations while securing the new territory for a growing county. Earn this patch by finding lingering trace evidence of this Historic American Trail.
The Overland Mail made two trips a week over a period of 2-1/2 years from 1857-1861. Each Monday and Thursday morning the stagecoach would leave Tipton and San Francisco on their cross continent, carrying passengers, freight and up to 12,000 letters. This hard driving stage ride took 22 days to cross from Missouri to California and crossed through much of Arizona.
The Arizona Trail is an 800+ mile recreation trail from Mexico to Utah that connects mountain ranges, canyons, deserts, forests, wilderness areas, historic sites, trail systems, points of interest, communities, and people. It serves dayhikers, backpackers, equestrians, mountain bicyclists, trail runners, nature enthusiasts, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and mule and llama packers.
Largest man made lake in the US (247 sq mi) imbounded by the Hoover Dam (completed 1936) on the Colorado River and covering parts of Nevada and Arizona. This lake is the chief feature of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and has 550 miles of shoreline and is upto 589 ft deep. It is an excellent fishing destination with a plentiful supply of bass, catfish and bluegill. Visitors can check in at a number of regional recreation centers.
Lake Powell is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and it is the second largest man-made lake in the western hemisphere. Great opportunities in fishing, hiking, boating, water-skiing, camping. Lake Powell feature four marinas.
This 186-mile long lake passes gorgeous red cliffs and reaches into many sandy inlets and hidden canyons. Many marinas, campsites, and houseboat rentals are available.
Over 400 miles of lakeshore and lots of room for fishing, boating and other watersports. Over 25 hotels, 12 RV resorts and campgrounds, five marinas, five mobile home parks, and over 70 restaurants. Other opportunities include lake and desert tours, golfing, tennis, parasailing, fishing tournaments, boat regattas, jet-ski races, etc.
It was made famous in 1963 when industrialist Robert P. McCulloch purchased the legendary London Bridge and had it shipped brick by brick to here.
Lake Mohave, located below Hoover Dam, is also an excellent Fishing destination. Plentiful bass, catfish and bluegill are found in both Lake Mead and Mohave. The best prize is trophy bass that can be upwards of 50 pounds. Many opportunities available for Colorado River adventure excursions.
Many scout camps have several venues available for unique rugged overnighter experiences.
Mountain Camps, Wilderness Camps, Aquatic Camps, Popular Out-of-State Expeditions, Make Your Own Summer Camp, Webeloes Day Camps and more. COPE Zipline Course and more.
Some church camps have venues available for unique rugged overnighter experiences.
A number of religious groups in the area operate some interest outdoor facilities especially for youth. If you are looking for something different, try this list.
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