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Tag Archive for ‘accessible’

Summit Challenge

The challenge: Gather a group of people with disabilities together and tackle four of phoenix’s accessible trails in one day! Its definitely not a walk in the park!

Thumb Butte Park

You wont find any “Accessible Trail” signs at Thumb Butte Park near Prescott. Thats because this 2 mile climb is a black diamond, white knuckle, wheelchair thriller.

Lynx Lake Offers Great Wheelchair Accessibility

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.

Japanese Friendship Garden

Tweet The Japanese Friendship Garden (Ro Ho En)is a pretty cool little park. The authentic 3 1/2 acre park located in downtown Phoenix has a little lake that is full of Koi fish. We are talking about a lot of big colorful Koi. Around the lake is a perfect trail. It’s not too steep, not […]

Ben Avery Shooting Range

Tweet 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 […]

Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area

Tweet Location: Phoenix The name Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area does not sound all too inviting, but being as I live in Phoenix and the the park ranger’s e-mail says it is accessible I figured I would swing by.Wow! Good job Phoenix. This is a nice little sanctuary and it’s also got some excellent wheeler […]

Tonto Natural Bridge

Tweet [Update: Feb 2009, Its rumored this park may close due to budget cuts. Thats a shame because its definitely not one of AZ’s worst or least visited parks. So check ahead] The Tonto Natural Bridge is reported to be the world’s largest natural bridge. It is plenty big and all rock so I’ll take […]

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.
From racing to rugby, from basketball to sled hockey, we cover all the local sports teams. Note: All photographs and essays are copyright Accessing Arizona, unless noted otherwise. Individuals may copy photos for their personal use provided the photo includes a text link back to For commercial or editorial use, please contact the editor.