Journey to a magical place that has drawn people from all over the world for centuries. From the Hohokam, Tohono O'odham and Apache, to Spanish Missionaries, Miners, Cowboys, Outlaws, Army Cavalry, and Adventurers of all stripes, the Sky Islands always hold a special place in the hearts of those who visit. Traveling from the base to the summit is akin to driving from Mexico to Canada and visitors to the top will be rewarded with cooler temps, pine trees. Boasting truly diverse flora and fauna, you'll have the opportunity to view everything from Gila Monsters and Big Horn Sheep, to Black Bear and Mule Deer, "Jumping Cactus" and Saguaros, to Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pines. Surrounded by four mountain ranges, Tucson will serve as our home base for this trip but we'll lead you on adventures that range throughout Southern Arizona, including hikes in two different mountain chains, including the highest peak in the region at just under 10,000 feet.