Tucson, located approximately 120 miles southeast of Phoenix and 60 miles north of the Mexican boarder, is Arizona's second largest city and is the hub of activity and commerce for southern Arizona. It is a clean, modern and attractive city. The metro area has a population of nearly 800,000 and is home to the University of Arizona. Near town is renowned Saguaro National Park featuring that wonderful desert icon, the saguaro cactus.
Tucson is all about wide-open, beautiful spaces quietly nestled in the colorful Sonoran Desert surrounded by 4 different mountain ranges each offering unique experience while equally sharing worldclass views. Famous for its giant Saguaro with striking elegant blooms, Tucson is a haven that attracts hikers and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. From February to early June, rafters come to the Salt River located only 2 hours north of Tucson.