The Southwestern Lifestyle: Arizona Edition

April 11, 2024   |   Posted by: Truline News Reporter

We’ve done a lot of boasting about the great trucking lifestyle in Arizona.  Here’s the best part: life gets even better once it’s time to take a break from the road.

When you’re an Arizona truck driver, you don’t have to look far for outdoor adventures. The desert plains, red rock formations, and stunning mountain hikes are all right at your doorstep. Weekend warriors and those who just want a gentle stroll can both find the perfect weekend escape in the Grand Canyon State.

We’ve rounded up some of your favorite outdoor activities, and some of the best spots in Arizona for them.  Since spare time can be hard for a truck driver to come by, we did our best to pick spots within a reasonable distance of our locations. Read on…


The Grand Canyon

Did we mention the Grand Canyon yet? The majority of the world-famous natural wonder is located in Arizona.  There’s no better way to take in its majesty than on foot. A variety of hiking trails are available, along with guided tours.  Just remember: you’ll be far in the wilderness. Only go on hikes that you can manage, and make sure you’re prepared for the trip.

The Grand Canyon is a bit of a hike (no pun intended) from civilization, though, so let’s take a look at some hiking trails a bit closer to Phoenix and Tucson.


Skiing in Arizona

Yes, you can ski in Arizona! The mountain peaks just north of Flagstaff are a high enough altitude for snow. While the two-hour trip north of Phoenix is a bit of a journey, it’s worth it if you’re itching to take your foot off the gas pedal and put on a pair of ski boots instead.

For the best all-around experience (with comfy partner hotels, too) then Arizona Snowbowl is your best bet. With a lift served elevation of 11,500 and nearly 800 acres of ski runs, Snowbowl has enough verticals to keep both beginners and experts happy.  Plus, there’s great onsite dining options, too.

Boating and Fishing

Boating in Arizona

Boating and fishing go hand in hand (and if you prefer one over the other, that’s okay too).  In between the sagebrush and cacti, yes, there are plenty of lakes and rivers in Arizona. Best of all, some of them aren’t far from the city limits.  Here’s where you can land the biggest fish (or…at least say you did…)

CampingCamping under the stars in Arizona

True, after days of sleeping in your truck, you’d probably prefer a king-sized bed over a camping cot.  Spending a night under the Southwestern stars, though, is a next-level experience. 

Here’s where you can go to rough it for a few nights. For good measure, we’ve included a couple of lodges, for those of you who want to gaze at the Milky Way but doze off in a proper bed right after.

Truck driving in Arizona isn’t just a great job.  It’s a great lifestyle, too.  It can be yours if you drive for us.  Take a look at our current opportunities and start your Truline journey.

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