Most of the links given were found through Internet search. Some places I have been able to visit and a few have been recommended to me by other people who have been there. With your help, we can share our knowledge with disabled people everywhere and also increase awareness of the need for more accessibility. Please e-mail me with your suggestions using the form to the right.
Loren Worthington produces an outstanding website for Arizona: www.accessingarizona.com
We visited the Grand Canyon National Park in January 2010. It was bitter cold (-6 F˚) but not very crowded. I was impressed how quickly the wheelchair accessible path was plowed.
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Phone 928-526-0502 Accessibility Hikes & Trails “Ancient Times”, the newspaper for Flagstaff Area National Monuments.
Lava Flow Trail 1 mile with a .25 mile accessible loop.
Bonito Vista Trail (Facebook) 0.3 miles round trip from the Lava Flow Trail parking lot.
The cave tours at Kartchner Caverns State Park are wheelchair accessible, but there are a lot of restrictions as well as a requirement to book a tour, so be sure to call in advance. The number is 1-520-586-2283. Crutches and walkers are not allowed, so again, call to be sure a loaner wheelchair is available for you. Tours are $23 per adult. From their website: “Most above ground and below ground areas on the park are handicapped accessible excepting most parts of the hiking trails.” Here are some Google reviews for the park and its tours.
The Arizona – Sonoran Desert Museum is beautiful outdoor museum near Tucson. My photographs are on film, but when I finally scan them, I will post them here.
Their website says that, “96% of our exhibits are viewable by wheelchair. The Museum maintains a small fleet of manual wheelchairs, and child strollers available free of charge. A limited number of electric convenience vehicles (ECVs) are available for rent at our front ticket window on a first-come, first serve basis.” Here is a map of the trails and gardens.
The city of Phoenix has some wheelchair accessible trails listed at their website.
Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden looks from their website to be wheelchair accessible.
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy lists wheelchair accessible trails in Arizona.
8 Wheelchair-accessible Arizona Attractions. Thank you, JP Bruce, for bringing this article to my attention.
Accessing Arizona, by Loren Worthington, is an eMagazine about wheelchair-accessible events, sports & locations in Arizona.
Wheelchairtraveling.com is an outstanding resource.