Sports and Activities In and Around Rancho Vistoso

Arizona is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds, and Oro Valley is a premiere spot to enjoy! With the beautiful Catalina Mountains as a backdrop, people flock from all over the world to participate in a variety of activities. On this page we have included outdoor activities such as biking, golf, hiking, climbing, swimming and horseback riding, as well as indoor sports and exercise like bowling, skating, indoor rock climbing, yoga, Pilates and a number of gyms in the area.


Tucson was named #1 by Outdoor magazine in their Top Ten Bike Towns feature, and El Tour de Tucson kicks off one of the routes (the 42 mile event) every year right here in Rancho Vistoso. There are 60.15 miles of signed bike routes, 36.1 miles of paved shoulders, and 14.9 miles of shared use paths. In addition, all new commercial facilities within the Town are required to have bicycle parking, as per the Town’s Zoning Code. (Source: Want to check out the trails? Here is a downloadable Bike Trail Map, courtesy of the Town of Oro Valley.


Golf is so big in Southern Arizona that we decided it warranted a page of its very own. Click here to visit the golf page.


Climbing in and around Rancho Vistoso is a breathtakingly beautiful endeavor, especially since the Catalina Mountains are the largest and tallest of all the ranges in Tucson. As you ascend the desert flora and fauna gives way to forest, and the highest point in the Catalina’s is over 9000 feet (and receives on average just under 200 inches of snow per year). With over 50 separate peaks, this gorgeous mountain range is sure to satisfy. In addition to the Catalina’s, the Tucson area is host to several other ranges, and countless adrenaline pumping climbing opportunities. Here is great page about climbing in Tucson Mountain Ranges. For those getting started, looking to join a group, or preferring to do a little indoor climbing, be sure to check out Rocks and Ropes and their new 20,000 square foot bouldering and fitness facility location at 8975 E. Tanque Verde Rd, Suite 155.

Horseback Riding and Stables

Crazy Heart Ranch

13433 North Como Drive Tucson, AZ 85755
(520) 797-2327

Pusch Ridge Stables

13700 North Oracle Road Tucson, AZ 85739
(520) 825-1664

Rolling Hills Riding Academy

9015 Camino De Anza Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 401-6516

Spanish Trail Outfitters

245 East Ina Road Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 631-3787

Sunkist Stables

9811 North La Cholla Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85742
(520) 575-8303

Tortolita Mountain Ranch

13433 North Como Drive Tucson, AZ 85755
(520) 575-1800


While the community of Rancho Vistoso does not include community pools (with the exception of Sun City residents), you have options in Oro Valley. In 2012 the Town of Oro Valley began transforming the municipal pool at James D. Kreigh Park into a state of the art aquatic facility, and completed the project in march of 2013. The new facility is one of the best competition level facilities in Southern Arizona with an Olympic sized pool, as well as offering recreational pools, a water slide, and a shaded splash pool with sprays. You can check this page to learn more about the Aquatics Facility and the expansion.

Fitness Facilities

There are a TON of choices of fitness and gyms around Rancho Vistoso and Oro Valley.

Anytime Fitness

11911 North 1st Avenue #101 Oro Valley, AZ

24 hour fitness facility, lots of equipment with personal TVs, weights, separate training room, personal trainers, some classes, and a tanning bed.

Alive Fitness Studio

10370 North La Canada Drive Oro Valley, AZ
(520) 575-9800

Focus is on classes and personal training. Also offers a weight loss program with weekly support meetings and “Seniors Connect” classes and groups.

Planet Fitness

10525 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
(520) 544-4200

(in the Rooney Ranch Center with Target)

Brown’s Boot Camp

Please check website for more details.
(520) 339-8878
[email protected]

Offering classes in strength, cardio, flexibility and nutrition, Brown’s Boot camp is a great way to see results. Low impact classes are also available. With classes almost every day of the week and a early AM, mid AM and evening schedule times (and a variety of meeting places), carving out time to be healthy is a cinch.


10355 N. La Canada Dr. Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Popular “all-ladies” facility

My Gym – Children’s Fitness Center

7942 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704

A little further and you will find the Northwest Y, Gold’s Gym, L.A. Fitness and many more. For residents of Sun City Oro Valley, there is an aquatic and fitness center available at 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. I believe they are in the beginning stages of planning a major renovation, so that will be fabulous for Sun City residents.

Personal Trainers
Jennifer Lichty Fitness, LLC

Oro Valley, Arizona
(907) 317-3256
[email protected]

Ready for a serious transformation? There really is something to that whole “mind, body, spirit” connection- and Jennifer can be your guide for the journey. Offering an amazing array of services- from individual and group training to pet/owner fitness sessions and corporate fitness services, you will have the luxury of programs completely tailored to suit your goals. She holds sessions in your own home, public places or outdoors depending on your preferences. All programs are custom designed with equipment best suited to safely achieve the results you desire. Jennifer also offers life coaching, and will assist you and encourage you to make changes that will benefit all aspects of your life. Check out here site today, and get ready live the life you deserve!

There are several yoga and Pilates studios close by. While many of the local gyms offer yoga classes, at this time there is not a dedicated yoga studio in Oro Valley, but I bet there will be soon! We have included a couple of great yoga studios just a few miles away. We have also listed several Pilates studios in that are in Oro Valley.


Body Works Pilates

11901 N 1st Ave. Suite 155, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
(520) 297-7070

The Pilates Body Studio and Boutique

11115 North La Canada Drive, Oro Valley, AZ
(520) 834-2399
[email protected]

Plexus Pilates

215 West Giaconda Way, Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 745-2837


Bikram’s Yoga College of India

6261 North Oracle Road #101 Tucson, AZ
(520) 229-9642

The Yoga Tree

5961 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ

School Sports

Please visit the Schools and Education Page to learn more about the sports available at area schools.

What kid doesn’t love a bowling or skating birthday party?? Near Oro Valley there are also opportunities for indoor hockey and soccer, both for kids AND adults. Enjoy!

Bowling , Roller Skating, Indoor Hockey and Soccer

Bedroxx Bowling

4385 West Ina Road Tucson, AZ
(520) 744-7655

24 hour fitness facility, lots of equipment with personal TVs, weights, separate training room, personal trainers, some classes, and a tanning bed.

Fiesta Lanes

501 West River Road Tucson, AZ
(520) 887-2695

Skate Country

7980 E. 22nd St, Tucson, AZ. 85710
(520) 298-4409

– Old School Skating!

Tucson Indoor Sports

1065 West Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 624-1234

– Youth and Adult Hockey, Youth and Adult Soccer