All 50 state park systems participate in this annual program and 14 Arizona State Parks will participate in this 3rd Annual First Day Hike Program! Details about hike locations, difficulty and length, terrain and tips regarding proper clothing are listed here.
In addition to the First Day Hikes there are a host of activities and events in January, a month that sees snowbirds flocking to the mild Arizona desert climate. Boat tours and bird walks are popular at Patagonia Lake SP, as is the First Saturdays Concert Series at Catalina SP (photo above left).
Boyce Thompson Arboretum SP an introduction to hiking in the Sonoran Desert at Lost Dutchman SP, or watch an Old West reenactment at the Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters (photo left) at Yuma Territorial Prison SHP and many more. You can see the list of events on the Arizona State Parks website.