Despite our surroundings, Tucson has a few oases nestled at the end of long, dusty hikes. Sometimes, you'll even find water — especially if you go before it gets too hot.
And just like any time you take to the trails, make sure to practice common sense. Hike early — not during midday — and take tons of water. You can't drink the stuff you swim in. Also, be extra cautious of flash flooding during monsoon season (June 15 to September 30). That's not a safe time to go for a canyon swim.
Here are seven places to search for water, organized from shortest to longest hikes.