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AZ Adventures: Discover what makes 'The Loop' so special

The envy of cities everywhere
Posted at 2:03 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 17:26:24-04

Southern Arizona is known for a lot of things. But one of its defining features... the amenity that other cities might just envy the most… is the 131-mile, paved pathway called “The Chuck Huckleberry Loop.”

Known as simply “The Loop,” the smooth path connects a vast network of parks, restaurants, shopping areas, bus routes and more – helping residents enjoy some fresh air and exercise while still getting where they need to go.

What started as a flood-control project in the aftermath of the devastating floods of 1983 quickly took on a life of its own to become one of our crowned jewels. With so many activities closed or limited by the pandemic this year, the pathway has been a lifesaver for many. It’s the perfect way to “go back to basics” and have fun with virtually no risk of getting sick

Part of its charm is that it meets you where you are, both literally and figuratively, allowing people of all ages and physical ability to get from it exactly what they need.

Whether you’re part of the enormous biking community, a birder, a commuter or you just want a pleasant place to walk your dog, its uses are limited only by your imagination… making The Loop a true source of Arizona Adventures.

To learn more about The Loop, click here!