Tucson’s diverse landscape draws in travelers year after year. Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, it’s surrounded by five mountain ranges, and visitors have the opportunity to see everything from desert cactus to subalpine forest.
Tucson’s climate is delightfully warm in the winter, and thanks to the surrounding mountains, there are nearby places to escape from the heat of the summer. From hiking to stargazing to exploring Tucson’s historic and vibrant downtown, there is an activity sure to please any visiting RVer.
Join me as I uncover activities you can do while staying at one of the eight best Tucson RV parks.
Love the great outdoors?
Tucson is an outdoor mecca. Hiking, biking, and golf are only a few of the outdoor activities RVers of all ages can do while visiting.
There is an abundance of hiking trails in the Tucson area, with a variety of difficulty levels from beginner through advanced.
A popular hiking area is the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. Multiple trails lead hikers into the canyon to see the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains as well as the always-running Sabino Creek. This area is open year-round for easy strolls and picnics near the creek or more difficult, backcountry hikes.
For a more intensive hike, try Finger Rock Trail. This six-mile round trip trail starts out easy, but after the first mile, it starts to get steeper. When you make it to the top, you are rewarded with wonderful views of Tucson.
Tucson also offers a number of urban trails for those who don’t want to venture too far from the city limits.
Like to mountain bike or cruise around the city? There are plenty of opportunities for both in and around Tucson.
The 50 Year Trail gives intermediate to advanced mountain bikers ample opportunity to increase their adrenaline. Riders of all levels will also love The Chuck Huckleberry Loop, otherwise known as The Loop. This car-free, shared-use path is great for family rides. While it is mostly paved, there are some dirt paths to test out a new mountain bike.
Don’t have your own set of wheels? Tucson’s TUGO Bike Share system offers rentals for single trips, as well as daily and monthly passes.
The Tucson area boasts 35 golf courses. Eight of these are municipal golf courses—a great option for the budget-conscious golfer.
Don’t miss the chance to play on the historic Randolph Golf Complex. Opened in 1925, it’s the oldest in Tucson.
Need a break from the summer heat? Check out a cave tour, and enjoy the refreshingly cool subterranean climate.
Colossal Cave Mountain Park is only 15 minutes from Tucson. Cave tours include an easy, family-friendly 40-minute guided walk and the five-plus hour “Wild Cave Tour,” best suited for fit travelers that don’t mind tight spaces.
For adventurous families with children 12 and over, take the Ladder Tour. As the name suggests, you get to climb ladders as well as squeeze through some narrow passages.
Tucson has some of the clearest skies in the United States for stargazing. Whether you use your own telescope or binoculars or visit one of the observatories, you will not be disappointed.
Visit Kitt Peak National Observatory, Mt. Lemmon Sky Center, or the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium for tours.
Even though Tucson has so much to do outdoors, there are still plenty of other activities you can do while you stay at your favorite RV park.
- Visit Biosphere 2 and discover how scientists are studying how to solve some of Earth’s challenges. With seven ecosystem models inside, you will learn how our future on Earth can be maintained.
- Take a day trip into Saguaro National Park. See the native saguaro cactus from the East and West sections on either side of Tucson.
- Rockhounds will love the rock and gem shows that take place in Tucson multiple times during the year. The largest and most popular one takes place at the end of January.
Be sure to make your reservations at one of the eight best Tucson RV parks listed below. Stay for a while to get in all of the activities this city has to offer.
Tucson RV Parks
Average Rating: 5.0
Total Reviews: 1
Recent Review: “The clubhouse is spectacular with pool and spa, many activities, the laundry room is clean, large, wash and dry are only $1 per load and they even have an outdoor enclosed drying area with clotheslines!” – JanAndDougS
Average Rating: 5.0
Total Reviews: 1
Recent Review: “Great location when visiting NW part of Tucson. Only a few blocks from the freeway. Gravel sites that are suitable for larger motorhomes. Friendly staff. Lots of restaurants, grocery stores, etc. nearby. Would stay here again.” – Tom
Average Rating: 4.55
Total Reviews: 9
Recent Review: “This is a beautiful RV park, a little rustic and quirky. The park is adjacent to Tucson Mt Park and trails lead right into it. Foot or Mountain Bike! Would def consider spending a winter here.” – Ron
Average Rating: 4.5
Total Reviews: 2
Recent Review: “I have been coming here for the past few years spending a month each winter. This is a full scale resort with every activity imaginable. The resort is very clean and comfortable and I have made friends that return yearly.” – Doug
Average Rating: 4.39
Total Reviews: 31
Recent Review: “We couldn’t have been happier with our site at Tucson Lazy Days/KOA. This campground is so pristine and has a wide range of site options from covered, private fenced in dog sites, two level deck sites, hammocks, or private patios with fireplaces.” – gonenomad
Average Rating: 4.33
Total Reviews: 3
Recent Review: “Our favorite thing about this park was the generously-sized sites. The RV park is part of a larger mobile home resort, and we liked that the RVs are in a separate section rather than interspersed with the park model homes. The location of the park is fairly convenient, since it’s close to I-19.” – Zamia Ventures
Average Rating: 4.16
Total Reviews: 6
Recent Review: “Large park off of I-10 close to Saguaro National Park and Colossal Caves. Park is gravel and very level. Our site has a cement slab, picnic table and fire pit. Showers were decent and clean. Has sewer dump, water fill, air and propane. Streets are paved.” – Sue n Dave
Average Rating: 4.0
Total Reviews: 12
Recent Review: “For a private RV park this was pretty spacious and there was nice vegetation around the park. There were great hiking trails that led to Tucson Mountain Park connected to the RV park too.” – Journeying Jacksons