What to See and Do In Vail, Arizona

This article authored by: Rob Hallberg

Tucson Hiking and BikingOriginally established as a station and water stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad, Vail, AZ, now encompasses just over 18 square miles. Located in Pima County just to the southeast of Tucson, Vail offers a variety of popular attractions that highlight the beauty and diversity of the Sonoran Desert. If you are looking for a home for sale in Vail, we invite you to keep reading to check out some of the local attractions you can enjoy just a short distance from your new home.


Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Located just 20 minutes from the center of Vail, Colossal Cave Mountain Park is a popular destination for those visiting and living in Arizona. Colossal Cave itself contains three and a half miles of mapped passageways. In addition to these caves, Colossal Cave Mountain Park also features the La Posta Quemada Ranch Museum, the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, horseback riding trails, a butterfly garden, and facilities for picnicking and camping.

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park is comprised of two separate districts, one of which lies 20 miles east of Tucson near Vail. Inside the eastern park, you’ll find large tracts of wilderness leading right up to the Rincon Mountains. The eastern district’s 8.3-mile loop road provides visitors with access to two public picnic areas and serves as a trailhead for much of the park’s hiking and horseback riding paths.

Charron Vineyards & Winery

Charron Vineyards & Winery is one of the oldest wineries in the state of Arizona. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Santa Rita Mountains from the winery’s elevation of 4,200 feet. The Charron Vineyards’ Tasting Room is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Charron Vineyards also offers several picnic areas that are kid- and pet-friendly.

Catherine Hallberg

Rob and Catherine Hallberg are Associate Brokers with Long Realty, a Berkshire-Hathaway Affiliate and Southern Arizona’s largest Brokerage. Since 2008, they have been ranked in the top 5% to 8% of all U.S. REALTORS®. Send Rob and Catherine an email for a fast response to your questions; for an even faster response, Call (520) 407-8667.

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