Outdoor Sports & Recreation
Situated in the picturesque Cobre Valley, Globe-Miami has become a destination for outdoor recreation and scenic views. With access to the Salt River Canyon, Tonto national park, diverse mountain ranges, and vivid night skies, the valley will keep you active no matter what the season.
Tonto National Forest
The Tonto National Forest boasts millions of acres of desert to mountains, canyons to lakes and unlimited recreational experiences through the year. If you’re looking for camping, fishing, boating, hunting or just a beautiful scenic drive, head towards Tonto National Forest and experience it all.
Round Mountain Park
Nestled in a pristine desert setting with moderate climate, Round Mountain Park provides ideal hiking conditions on over 6.7 miles of hiking trails with scenic vistas, ramadas for picnics, seating benches, and a visitors center. From a leisurely walk or jog, to long distance and rocky terrain that will challenge even the most experienced hikers, this area is prized for its natural beauty. Take the West Trail hike up to the flag for one of the best views of Globe. If visiting Globe in June, you can also participate in the Sunrise Challenge (5k) organized every year for National Park Day.
Scenic Wildflower Rides
Plan a day-trip or a weekend getaway to Globe-Miami in March, April, or May when wildflowers are in full bloom. Given Globe’s higher elevation, the scenic drive along Highway 60 heading east from the Valley or Highway 77 heading north from Tucson poppies showcase roadside poppies longer than usual. If you’d like to experience flowers along a scenic mountain trail, grab your cameras and a bottle of water, and check out Six Shooter, Ferndell, Ice House and Telephone Trails.
Stargazing at the Dream Manor Inn
Perched high above Globe, on a hill in the lovely Arizona Sonoran Desert, you will find Dream Manor Inn — your perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of busy lives. Featuring a spectacular 4 story observation tower, Dream Manor Inn is Globe’s premier spot to experience some of the most spectacular sunsets, sunrises, and night skies in Arizona. The delightful outdoor Sanctuary Garden has hosted 100’s of weddings, many of them from out of state. The 360 degree views are perfect for catching Arizona’s summer monsoon season lightening storms. Enjoy this beautiful inn with mountain views, a waterfall, and maybe even spot wildlife like deer, javelina, rabbits, squirrels, or a variety of birds like eagles and quail.
Watchable Wildlife in Globe’s Pinal Mountains
With best-known trails Ice House, Six-Shooter, and Kellnew Canyons, the 45,000 acres of the Pinal Mountains offer a multitude of scenic views and recreational options for all outdoor enthusiasts. The diversity of the land provides habitats for a wide variety of bird species along with mammals that include Coati, squirrel, javelina, bobcat, and occasionally a Mountain Lion
Cobre Valley Recreation Center
Formerly named the Cobre Valley Country Club, the newly-renovated recreation center is located in the heart of Miami, Arizona. It boasts a 9 hole golf course, state of the art fitness center, sport courts, lounge, rental space, and a seasonal pool.
sALT RIVER RAFTING COMPANY
Embark on a refreshing river rafting trip to experience the incredible scenery and whitewater rafting of Arizona’s hidden gem; the stunning 2000 foot deep Salt River Canyon. With trip options ranging from 1 to 5 days, the experience is ideal for families, friends, groups, experienced or inexperienced whitewater rafters. Plan your visit during rafting season: March – May.
Old Dominion Historic Mining Park
Most of the trails at the park are named for original mine claim names for this location. The trail that starts at the park’s main entrance, Silver Nugget, is flat and offers many of the park amenities, including a “boneyard” of historic mining artifacts, two large picnic pavilions, many of the 35+ educational signs, and a shaded ramada with a picnic table. Old Dominion is the perfect spot for hiking trails, picnicking, frisbee golf, all among the mining-themed playground.