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    Before You Graduate

    It is time to get active and get off campus. There are countless opportunities to get outdoors and check out what Tucson has to offer. People travel to Tucson for vacations ­— why not see what they’re coming for?

    Shine on UA

    For two weeks, Tucson becomes an international marketplace during the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase. The Gem Show takes place at 40 sites around Tucson, attracting thousands of attendees. The main event takes place at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. during the final weekend. The show spans from Jan. 30 to Feb. 14. Admission is free at most locations.

    Visit for more information.

    Explore the great wonders of Tucson’s natural environment

    Hiking in Sabino Canyon is one thing you should do before you graduate. During the winter and the rainy season, Sabino Canyon becomes a fascinating place. Both the Sabino Canyon Trail and the Bear Canyon Trail offer a cool glimpse into the canyon and feature trams taking hikers up and down the mountain. Hiking the Bear Canyon Trail takes a minimum of three hours, so it is important for each hiker to bring at least a quart of water.

    For more information about tours, check out

    or call 749-2861.

    Adventure on one of UA’s most iconic symbols

    Every true Wildcat should know what “”A”” Mountain is. The mountain, located just west of downtown, offers a spectacular view of the city of Tucson, nice trails and areas to enjoy the scenery.

    The mountain is open from

    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Call 791-5909 for more information.

    Saddle up to explore Tucson like never before

    One of the great perks of living in Tucson is the weather. The winter months are great for horseback riding and the city has some of the best riding trails. Try going on some beautiful trail rides in Tanque Verde Valley on the east side of Tucson at Houston’s Horseback Riding.

    Call 298-7450 for more information about trails and rates.


    — Bryan Ponton

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