To protect Arizona’s natural icons and ensure the protection of the spaces and places that draw travelers to the state, the Arizona Office of Tourism developed, in collaboration with the Leave No Trace, Center for Outdoor Ethics, AppreciateAZ. This program promotes sustainable tourism tactics and responsible recreation throughout Arizona, advocating for visitation in a manner that won’t deplete our state's environmental, economic, or cultural resources. Learn how you can help protect Arizona's iconic natural features.
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AppreciateAZ Leave No Trace Principles
There’s so much more than just desert in Arizona. Planning ahead and preparing for the state’s diverse terrain and temperatures means you’ll be able to safely experience all that Arizona has to offer.
Minimize fire impacts by using only designated fire pits and keeping your campfire small, safe and attended. Arizona’s hot, dry climate is perfect to catch a blaze, making this principle ever so important.
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