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Grand Canyon Lodge – North Rim


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.

Lake Powell


If we ever make a list of top 10 accessible vacations in Arizona, touring Lake Powell by houseboat will be number one.

Slide Rock State Park


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.

Kartchner Caverns


Most people who visit Arizona will marvel at the beauty of the desert. But south of Tucson is Arizona’s best natural wonder, and it’s also the state’s most accessible park!

Mogollon Rim – Meadow Trail


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.

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.

Goldwater Lake


Tweet I’ve been hanging around Prescott lately. When it is 110° in Phoenix, it is about 90° in Prescott. And it seems pretty easy to find somewhere nearby that is even a little bit cooler. Lynx Lake has a wheelchair accessible trail, and a good picnic area. I have been to Watson Lake once. It […]

Tempe Lake Marina


If you live in the Phoenix metropolitan area, you likely know how nice it is to visit Tempe Beach Park. But too few know about the marina and the north shore of the lake. It’s beautiful, rarely crowded and it’s really wheelchair accessible.

Hidden Meadow Ranch


If you have never heard of Hidden Meadow Ranch, you probably arent alone. But the next time it’s the right time for a nice little getaway, come enjoy the cool weather, great access and the most amazing menu you’ll ever taste. The food alone is worth the drive, and your spouse will be amazed you know of such a secluded place.

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.

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 www.accessingarizona.com. For commercial or editorial use, please contact the editor.