Enjoyed a recent backpacking excursion into Aravaipa Canyon, and was told by some Tucson locals that their area is pretty amazing. Anyone have any gems to share? I'm interested in heading back there next year for some more hiking/backpacking/peakbagging, and would be extremely grateful for any recommendations.
Where to hike depends strongly on the time of year.
There are a lot of listings at hikearizona.com (including some fairly obscure routes) and there is a book called "Tucson Hiking Guide" which has detailed descriptions of a number of the closer-to-Tucson popular day hikes.