Off-Road Adventure & Recreation – NE of Tucson

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San Manuel, Arizona

Located on the edge of picturesque Sonoran Desert, San Manuel overlooks the panoramic Galiuro Mountains. Just an hour or so NE of Tucson makes it a nice getaway for a day trip, vacation or secluded retreat.

Rent UTV’s in San Manuel or visit a mining & mineral museum, library and senior center. Also, find places to eat, lodging & RV park spaces and places to shop. San Manuel has an airport for personal aircraft.

Area attractions include zipline tours, a cave, Biosphere 2, a casino and San Manuel is a gateway community of The Arizona Trail. Also, find UTV and mountain bike rentals and an archery range course.

In the area are The Coronado National Forest, Oracle State Park and a wilderness area. In town you will find tennis courts, a basketball practice court and a park with picnic tables, grills and a playground.

The region has various scenic & primitive roads for sightseeing. It’s also a popular off-road adventure destination for UTV’s, ATV’s & dirt bikes. Hunters can book hunting expeditions through local guide services.

Reoccurring events include the Copper Town Days car show & festival,  San Manuel Copper Classic off-road motorcycle race and the Peppersauce Fun Run UTV weekend. They attract people from all over each year.

About San Manuel

San Manuel, Arizona originally was housing for its booming copper mines to the north and in-town smelter. The community was established in 1953 and master-planned by Del E. Webb Construction Co. for the mining company with construction assisted by M.O.W. Homes Inc. It is laid out in an array of midcentury-modern and ranch style homes and several shopping centers. Historical Photos/Article

Today, San Manuel makes a nice family, retirement, snowbird and commuter location with affordable real estate and rentals. Bring in a business! There are commercial properties available to buy or rent.