Arizona State Parks & Trails and Outdoor Adventure Quest partner to promote Arizona adventures

October 25, 2017

Arizona State Parks and Trails is teaming up with Outdoor Adventure Quest for the second Arizona app-based outdoor challenge. The three-day quest is returning to Arizona this December 8-10, 2017 with a variety of tasks in parks, and on trails, lakes and mountains throughout the state for a chance for questers to earn points and win prizes.

The goal of this outdoor-based event is to get millennials outside to experience places they've never been and try outdoor recreation activities they've never done. There is no start line or finish line because this adventure was meant to be easily accessible across the state. All Quest teams will also get a FREE day passes to all the AZ State Park passes that can be picked up at OAQ partners across the state.

"There are so many great things to see and do in Arizona State Parks," said Sue Black, Executive Director of Arizona State Parks and Trails. "Through this partnership with Outdoor Adventure Quest, we can help more millennials discover all the ways to have an adventure and that there’s never been a better time to get out and explore."

Outdoor Adventure Quest Founder Lindsey Beres said, "We are excited to be working with AZ State Parks and tourism boards across the state to show Zonies what this beautiful state has to offer. So many people get stuck in the same circuit and locations of activities. This event motivates and rewards teams for getting out of their area and seeing the hidden gems across the state. It’s also the perfect time to try a new outdoor activity like rock climbing, mountain biking, acro yoga or even cool survival hacks and leave no trace tasks. And when Questers get thirsty we have a DRINKABLES category that includes breweries, wineries & distilleries across the state that Questers can visit to stock up on adult beverages for their campsite. There’s something for everyone to build-their-own adventure at their interest and ability level!”

Previous Quester Crystal says, "I've lived in Arizona 15 years and consider myself a weekend hiker and adventure lover. When I did the Quest this past April I saw more of the state in three days then I have since I moved here! I also discovered a ton of cool things I want to do with family and friends outside of the Quest dates. I’ll definitely be seeing more of Arizona now.”

Outdoor Adventure Quest is a three-day multisport, build-your-own adventure challenge. A digital event powered by an app that spans one state, three days, twelve outdoor sport disciplines and over 500 challenge tasks with varying points assigned to each. Participants can monitor just how impressive or lackluster they are with a live in-app scoreboard that shows the scores of teams all over the state. Teams compete to win four different ways and for oodles of cool gear from our sponsors. Visit for more details.

WHAT: Outdoor Adventure Quest

WHERE: Arizona (statewide)

WHEN: December 8-10, 2017

COST: $45 until Nov 15th/$60 Nov 15th-Dec 1st/$75 Dec 1st-8th

Arizona State Parks and Trails recently received the National Gold Medal for Excellence in park management from the National Recreation and Park Association. This is the most prestigious award that a park agency can receive.

"Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our parks and through our partners."

For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit

PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Thompson at (602) 542-1996 - Email: pio@azstateparks.go