Venture out (if you must) and you’ll know why we call this home

At Ventana Canyon we strive to create an environment you never want to leave. That said, we do realize that the natural beauty of the surrounding area, as well as interesting things to do outside our grounds can sometimes lure you away. And we’re fine with that. In fact, we’re happy to help you find just the right experience for you.

Day Trips

A colorful historic village and artist colony, and recent winner of “Best Small Town Arts Scene”

A famed Old West town known for its storied past, and home of the famous OK Corral

A quaint and picturesque former copper mining town nestled in the Mule Mountains

Sonoita Wine Country
An unexpected treasure trove of wineries with a one-of-a-kind Arizona tasting experience

Chiricahua National Monument
A “wonderland of rocks” with dramatic pinnacles, spires, and unusual wildlife

Outdoor Hiking and Exploring

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Soaring mountains, deep canyons, unique plants and animals, and miles of hiking trails

Ventana Canyon Trail
Trailhead at Loews Resort that leads to “The Window” – a moderate to difficult trail

Mount Lemmon Trails
Abundance of trails for all hiking levels – at an altitude of 9,157 feet

Saguaro National Park
Featuring a forest of majestic Saguaros, scenic lookouts and hiking trails

Tohono Chul Park & Botanical Garden
Tucson’s charming crossroads of nature, art, and culture set on 49 acres of lush desert

Tucson Botanical Gardens
One of the top ten botanical gardens in the US

Reid Park Zoo
Travel from the South American rainforest to the African Savannah all in one day

Biosphere 2
A unique facility dedicated to the research and understanding of global scientific issues

Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Offering a variety of amazing cave tours, hiking, biking and horseback riding

Kartchner Caverns
Enter a secret underground world of massive limestone coves, millions of years in the making

Museums & Missions

Tucson Museum of Art | 14 mi

Pima Air and Space Museum | 14 mi

Children’s Museum | 16 mi

San Xavier del Bac Mission | 25 mi

Desert Museum | 26 mi


La Encantada | 7 mi

St. Philips Plaza | 8 mi

4th Avenue Shops Downtown | 13 mi

Lost Barrio Shopping District | 13 mi

Old Town Artisans | 14 mi

Mercado San Agustin | 15 mi

MSA Annex | 17 mi