Situated right in the middle of two of Arizona’s largest cities, Phoenix and Tucson is the city of Eloy. Eloy has the best of both worlds: easy access to the vibrant, natural wilds of the American Southwest and easy access to two cosmopolitan destinations. With its relatively central location in its county, Eloy offers visitors the opportunity to closely engage with the surrounding, local community. Whether you’re just stopping in Eloy for a short while on your tour of the American Southwest, or Eloy is more of a destination, you are sure to be able to easily explore much of the hidden gems that Arizona has to offer.
When you book an RV in Pinal County, you are opening up a very colorful part of the country to your exploration. When people think of the Southwest, many think of the Grand Canyon and Death Valley, but there is so much more to experience. When you rent an RV and head out to explore, the small day trips you find along the way are what will clearly paint the picture of the American Southwest.
The Great Outdoors
Just south of town is the Picacho Peak State Park near Red Rock, Arizona. At Picacho Peak, visitors can enjoy several different hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty. Some of these trails lead you to scenic desert overlooks while others take you up and down the peaks of the park. Regardless of your hiking preferences, can you recall ever learning about the Battle of Picacho Pass? The state park is on the battlefield of Arizona’s largest Civil War battlefield. You can learn all about this often overlooked part of the war in between hiking along the various trails.
Just north of town, on the way to Phoenix, is the San Tan Mountain Regional Park near Queen Creek, Arizona. At San Tan, you can view historic petroglyphs, hike along the Goldmine Mountains, attend a class about gardening, and stargaze, all in one packed day. San Tan has a wealth of opportunity awaiting any traveler and here, you will get to see a whole new side to the Arizona desert. Who knows, you may even see a javelina or coyote.
Even farther north of Eloy is the expansive Tonto National Forest near Payson, Arizona. Covering almost three million acres of land, the Tonto National Forest is the largest national forest in the entire state of Arizona. When you visit Tonto National Forest, you are giving yourself the opportunity to visit just about every ecosystem that is available in Arizona. You will get to see saguaro cacti-studded deserts, powerful mountains decorated with towering pine trees, and even lakes and rivers. You can hike the mountains, sail or canoe over the lakes, and even try your hand at a little target shooting. You are sure to have a fun-filled day as you explore the many sides to Arizona, all within easy reach of one another.
When you secure an RV rental in Eloy, be sure to secure a spot at a local RV park. Luckily enough, there are several places worth considering nearby.
Just to the north of Eloy is the High Chaparral RV Park. At High Chaparral, guests have access to a site, restroom and shower facilities, and laundry facilities. Guests will also have access to a variety of sports equipment, such as shuffleboard and pickleball.
Also just north of Eloy is the Silverado RV Resort, a 55+ RV park. At Silverado, guests will have access to electric hookups, restroom and shower facilities, and laundry facilities. Guests will also have access to a pool and sauna.
When you rent an RV in Eloy, you’re going to need to eventually find somewhere to refuel and restock. Luckily enough, there are plenty of places just north of town that are sure to have everything you could want or need.
Explore the City
When you rent an RV in Eloy, be sure to set aside plenty of time to explore the local area. There is so much to learn about the history of the region and the modern atmosphere at the community that you should allow yourself a day’s break from the sun and explore some of the town.
Just a short drive north of town is the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. At Casa Grande Ruins, visitors can see several preserved native Sonoran Desert Peoples’ ancient structures. With many of the buildings dating to almost 700 years old, as well as nearby evidence of irrigation that is believed to be over 1,000 years old, what remains today are the remnants of a once proud civilization.
Also just north of Eloy is the Casa Grande Art Museum. At the Casa Grande Art Museum, you can expose yourself to work done by artists local to Central Arizona. If you’re lucky, your travel plans may even coincide with a gallery opening or meet-and-greet with a local artist.
If you want to learn more about the history of the region, then spend the afternoon at the Pinal County Historical Museum. Here, you can see Native American artifacts, artifacts from early settlers, and so much more. You can even visit the on-site Reference Library, which holds over 1,000 books about Arizona.
When you book a camper rental in Eloy, be sure to enjoy some of the local delicacies that you will be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. With the region having one of the largest Native American populations in the American Southwest, you can enjoy various traditional foods, such as fry bread and chile stews.