TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Arizona and New Mexico are participating in an annual tradition to offer free guided hikes at various state parks on the first day of the New Year.
There will be 20 different hikes offered at 18 state parks in Arizona on Jan. 1, 2016. New Mexico officials will offer free guided hikes at 14 parks all over the state.
The "First Day Hikes" tradition began more than 20 years ago in Massachusetts and has since spread to every state. Officials say it's a good way to get people outdoors and in shape while having fun.
For example, an approximately three-mile guided hike at Cattail Cove State Park in Lake Havasu City will include the history and wildlife of the area. Visitors are required to pay park entry fees.
For a list of State Parks participating click here.