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outdoor recreation

Experience a rugged thrill going off road in the surrounding mountains and canyons of the Sonoran desert on ATV. Take a hike to the top of Poston Butte where you’ll find the tomb of Charles Poston, the “Father of Arizona.” Got golf? Florence does. Play an 18 hole championship course at the Poston Butte Golf Course. Get outside and get to know this beautiful area!

AZ Rentals and More LLC

3110 N Pinal Pkwy Ave, Florence

AZ Rentals and More LLC

We offer you the chance to see just why RZRs, Mavericks, and other Side by Side UTVs have become so popular by helping you rent one for your next outdoor adventure. We offer the latest Side by Side models, so that you’ll have the latest and greatest in UTV technology at your disposal when you choose to rent from us. We offer onsite rentals in Florence near Box Canyon. Just show up and ride.

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum

37615 E Arboretum Way, Superior

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Boyce Thompson Arboretum is the oldest and largest Botanical Garden in Arizona. Our mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of desert plants, wildlife, and ecosystems through education, research, and conservation. Located 27.5 miles northeast of Florence via Highways 79 and 60.

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Florence Aero Modelers

Florence

Florence Aero Modelers

The Florence Aero Modelers Club was formed in 2006. The Club is sanctioned by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), District X Club Charter 4720. ​The world of Model Airplanes is one that anyone can participate in. Come Fly With Us. The flying site is located on Highway 79, approximately 2.5 miles South of Florence at Mile Marker 130, which is directly across the highway from the Charles A. Whitlow Rodeo Park.

Poston Butte

W Hunt Hwy, Florence

Poston Butte

Poston Butte is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Florence, Arizona that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Arizona ATV Adventures

3075 Arizona 89A, Sedona

Arizona ATV Adventures

DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF BOX CANYON BY ATV

The Phoenix Tucson Box Canyon Tour happens in Florence, Arizona, about halfway between Tucson and Phoenix on State Route 79. Driving time from either city is approximately one hour. Our trail is about 34 miles in length and about 3 hours in duration. The elevation gain is over 1,500 vertical feet as we climb up and over the front range of the Pinal Mountains. Along the tour, your guide points out petroglyphs left over from the ancient Native Americans.

Another point of interest is an old adobe building that served as a way station for the Butterfield Overland Stage Coach Company during the 1860s. For a short time, it also serviced the Pony Express on what was know as the “Butterfield Route.” The real highlight of the tour is Box Canyon. You are in the canyon for about 6 miles. The middle 3 miles are in a slot canyon with walls that are about 1,500 feet high on both sides and only about 15-20 feet apart in some places. The scenery is incredible!

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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

1100 W Ruins Dr, Coolidge

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument: This National Park preserves an Ancient Sonoran Desert People farming community and “Great House.” Created as the nation’s first archaeological reserve in 1892, the site was declared a National Monument in 1918.

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Florence Coke Ovens

Near Queen Valley

Florence Coke Ovens

Florence Coke Ovens is a 26.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Queen Valley, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, and ohv/off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Poston Butte Golf Course

6100 Merrill Ranch Pkwy, Florence

Poston Butte Golf Course

18-hole championship golf course designed by Gary Panks and managed by Troon Golf. The course is a par 72 and offers 5 sets of tees ranging from 5,300 yards - 7,300 yards in length providing golfers of all skill levels an enjoyable experience. Memorable par three holes featuring island greens, stacked stone walls and bunkers stretching from tee to green will captivate players wanting to try it again and again!

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Box Canyon

North of Florence

Box Canyon

Box Canyon OHV Trail is a 20.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Florence, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Charles Whitlow Rodeo Grounds

11608 AZ-79, Florence

Charles Whitlow Rodeo Grounds

The Florence Jr. Parada Rodeo is a historical tradition in the Town of Florence and has an 80 year tradition. The Junior Parada Rodeo is promoted by the Pinal County Mounted Posse and the Town of Florence. The 2012 rodeo was the 80th Annual Rodeo, making it the oldest Junior Rodeo in the United States and is the home of many champion cowboys. Nearly 70 potential future PRCA cowboys and cowgirls ages 5-18 competed in rodeo events including saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, team roping, breakaway roping, goat tying, barrel racing and even bull riding.

Lost Dutchman State Park

6109 N Apache Trail, Apache Junction

Lost Dutchman State Park

Lost Dutchman State Park is a 320-acre state park located near the Superstition Mountains in central Arizona, USA, and named after the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine, a famous gold mine legendary among the tales of the Old West. It is accessible about 40 miles north of Florence via U.S. Highways 79 & 60.

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Superstition Mountain Wilderness Area

Near Apache Junction

Superstition Mountain Wilderness Area

This Wilderness was designated in 1939, and was expanded to its present size in 1984. It now contains approximately 160,200 acres. There is a well-developed trail system, and the western end of the wilderness receives heavy use during the cooler times of the year. Trail conditions vary from fair to very poor. Several trails are unsuitable for horses. The area is starkly beautiful and often rugged, but can be inhospitable to those not equipped to meet nature on her own terms. Searing heat and a shortage of water are typical conditions in the summer. Bitter cold, rains (and even snowstorms) may occur in the winter. Rumors still abound concerning lost gold mines, "secret maps," etc., and are still being sold to the unwary.