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If you ever plan a trip to Tucson and its four mountain ranges for hiking, check out this weblink for the best and only Hostel in the city,the Roadrunner Hostel. Its $20 a night. I stayed there two nights last week while in Tucson sightseeing and hiking/camping.
Or if you are coming to hike the Grand Canyon, see Meteor Crater, Sedona, the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert, check out the Grand Canyon and/or De Beau Hostels in Flagstaff at:
They both have Internet access,a game and TV room,washers and dryers, and huge kitchens, as well as much more. Hostels are a great place to meet people from all over the world and share expenses to go see the sights.
Flagstaff is also close to West Oak Creek, Walnut Canyon, Sycamore Canyon, the Little Colorado, Grand Falls, the highest points in Arizona at the San Francisco Peaks and Mt Humphreys. Its 80 miles to the South Rim and 20 to Sedona.
Tucson has the Santa Catalina Mtns, the Santa Rita's, the Rincon's and the Tucson Range. Plenty of water in the canyons of all but the Tucson Range. Be sure to check out Seven Falls along the Bear Canyon trail near Sabino in the lower Catalina Mtns. And drive to the top of Mt Lemmon!
And there's the Arizona Desert Museum , a wildlife zoolike place with all the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert.
The Tucson Museum of Art is currently running an exhibition by a artist with over 100 paintings of the Lewis and Clark expedition. He went out in all the seasons to go to places mentioned in thier Journals to paint the scenes as Lewis and Clark would have seen them from St Louis to the Pacific and back.