An eMagazine about wheelchair-accessible events, sports & locations in Arizona

Reach 11 Recreation Area (4)

October 19, 2013 • Category: Phoenix, Trails - Nature

Reach 11 Trail Makes a Comeback!

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Titan Missile Museum (0)

Arizona has the only remaining Titan II missile silo in existence. Now a museum, the entire facility offers great access to Cold War history.

Acessible Places to Visit»

Australian Video (0)

As the weather gets nicer, here’s a video to motivate everyone to get out, get active.

Adaptive Sports»

Accessing Arizona with an Accessible ATV (3)

Accessing Arizona tests out a Polaris Rzr designed for users in wheelchairs. Flash News: It’s Damn Fun!!!

Cool Lodging»

Grand Canyon Lodge – North Rim (3)

Ask anyone if they’ve been to the Grand Canyon and quite a few hands go up. Ask them if they’ve been to the north rim and most hands go down. But the north rim holds a few secrets; For one, there’s far less tourists, and for two, there’s the spectacular (and accessible) Grand Canyon Lodge.


Bajada Trail (6)

Its not too often that a new wheelchair accessible trail is dedicated. The City of Scottsdale has a new one and it is superbly accessible.


Grand Canyon Deer Farm (0)

Location: Northern The Grand Canyon Deer Farm is located between Williams and Flagstaff on highway 40. The place should only be considered if you have kids. Its a petting zoo that seemed a bit pricey but once inside, its not bad. The animals look pretty tired and worn out, but kids have a blast [...]

Indoor Entertainment»

Outdoor World (2)

When its 110 out but you still want to get outdoors, try rolling around Outdoor World.


Tempe Lake (2)

Tempe Lake is probably Phoenix’s finest place to enjoy when the weather is good. Its accessible, clean and always has something going on.

Outdoor Entertainment»

Desert Botanical Garden (0)

If you are in Phoenix and want to explore the local environment but avoid all the hazards of surviving in the desert, DBG has got you covered.

Park - City»

Gilbert, Arizona Offers a Great Park For Wheelers and Birders (0)

Its Spring in Arizona and that means the weather is absolutely perfect. Enjoy it even more at a perfectly great park in Gilbert.

Park - County»

Usery Park – Merkle Trail (2)

Merkle Trail could better be named The Merkle Circle. It’s a mile long packed gravel trail in Usery Park, which is located in the east valley.

Park - National»

Sabino Canyon (7)

LOCATION: Southern Arizona Sabino Canyon is an amazing park, and it’s one of the reasons I started Accessing Arizona. It is a rather unknown yet remarkably beautiful desert canyon featuring a rare little creek running through it. The main walking trail is actually a paved road that meanders through shady trees, water pools, rock outcroppings [...]

Park - State»

Slide Rock State Park (2)

Sedona is definately a place worth exploring in Arizona, and Slide Rock is perhaps the most popular place to enjoy Oak Creek. But it’s not too friendly for wheelchairs. Read on and learn the secret to accessing the cool waters of Oak Creek.


Arizona’s 20th Anniversary of the ADA Film Festival (0)

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Steven C. Barber will preview “Unbeaten” at 20th Anniversary of the ADA Film Festival

Picnic Area»

Lynx Lake Offers Great Wheelchair Accessibility (0)

If you think a trail around a beautiful lake is all leisure, think again. This lake has a trail that’s challenging and even a bit nerve-racking. One slip and it’s a banzai run down to the lake.


Pinetop-Lakeside Interpretive Trail (0)

LOCATION: Northeast Arizona We were traveling through the town of Pinetop-Lakeside (I guess the towns got married) when I noticed a sign for the Mogollon Rim Interpretive Trail. I might not have noticed it, accept it features a huge wheelchair dude on the sign. This brings a new meaning to the phrase, nature is calling. [...]

Race Track»

Adaptive Kart Racing in Tucson (4)

Need some speed? Check out the adaptive kart racing program in Tucson


El Portal Inn (0)

If you are looking for a quaint escape and want to really impress your spouse with your ability to find those charming retreats, then El Portal is definitely a great (accessible) choice.

Shooting Range»

Ben Avery Shooting Range (1)

Editor’s note: It’s my goal that Accessing Arizona not become another web site with canned descriptions of places. I hope the site offers insight that only comes from “hands-on” rolling about a place. Having said that I am posting this entry somewhat prematurely. Its been 20 years since I’ve been to Ben Avery Shooting Range. [...]

Trails - Nature»

Mogollon Rim – Meadow Trail (0)

The Meadow Trail and The Vista Trail are two accessible trails located on the Mogollon Rim between Payson and Showlow near Woods Canyon Lake. The two trails are different but both have great features.

Trails - Urban»

Scottsdale WaterFront (3)

If you need to get out and go for a roll, but you spouse needs to do some shopping, Accessing Arizona now offers reviews of Urban Trails, and the Scottsdale Waterfront gets high marks for access, and shopping.


Hacienda Corona B&B (0)

This weekend we traveled to southern Arizona. We stayed at the Hacienda Corona de Guevavi Bed and Breakfast and Casitas which is located on 36 acres of the historic Guevavi Ranch along the banks of the Santa Cruz River between the towns of Tubac and Patgaonia, just north of Nogales. Wendy & Phil Stover run [...]

What Acessing Arizona Is All About

Accessing Arizona is primarily designed for people who are looking for wheelchair accessible events, locations and activities. If you have paralysis (paraplegic or quadriplegic), Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Bifida, or if you are an amputee, Accessing Arizona has information about an active lifestyle.
If you are traveling to Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Sedona or the Grand Canyon, the site offers insight about the accessibility. We cover trails, lakes, state parks, national parks and just about anything claiming to be handicapped accessible. The site also covers sports and recreation in Arizona.
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