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Blue Sky Fitness & Recreation 2018 Vacation Schedule
Blue Sky Fitness & Recreation vacation trips are active, four day three night or five day four night trips. The trip locations are unique and include some of the most beautiful environments in the world. Blue Sky Fitness & Recreation trips can be physically demanding. Most of the trips include at least one day of hiking. Those individuals who enjoy physical activity are encouraged to participate.
Cost for each trip includes all food, lodging, transportation, park fees, boating fees and staffing. Respite hours can be used to pay for the trips; however, respite hours do not cover the entire cost of the trip. Therefore, those using respite hours will need to pay an additional amount to cover the cost of the trip. Please contact Chris Rooney at 520 247-8160 for more information or to reserve your place. Reservations can also be made via email at
Blue Sky Fitness & Recreation is an Arizona DES/DDD Qualified Vendor.

January 26 - 29 or February 23 - 26, 2018
Dana Point, California

Join us on either of these two trips to sunny California to watch the grey whale migration. The whales will be traveling south from the cold waters of Alaska to the warm waters off the coast of Mexico. The grey whales pass through the Dana Point, California area and we can watch them up close and personal aboard the Dana Pride, a whale watch vessel departing out of the Dana Point Wharf. The Dana Pride is a large commercial whale watch boat with plenty of room to see the whales and other sea life such as dolphins, sea lions, seals etc… Other activities on this trip include beach hikes, tide pool exploration and a visit to the glider port where we can watch the hang gliders take off from the cliffs high above the Pacific Ocean.
Cost: $775.00

April 6 - 10, 2018
Cloudcroft, New Mexico

At an altitude of 9000ft, Cloudcroft, New Mexico is an excellent high mountain getaway. 480,000 acres of open forest provides us ample opportunity for hiking and bird watching in the Sacramento Mountains. The White Sands National Monument is just a short drive down the mountain. The White Sands National Monument is known for its dramatic landscape of rare white gypsum sand dunes which offers us a unique hiking experience through the pure white sand. The New Mexico Museum of Space History is located in nearby Alamogordo, New Mexico. We will visit this mueum and enjoy the artifacts and displays related to space flight and the space age. Cost $850.00

May 18 - 22, 2018
St. George, Utah

St George is located in the southwestern part of the State of Utah on the Arizona border. St. George is known for its mild year round climate and close proximity to a variety of National parks including Zion and Bryce Canyon. We will hike Snow Canyon with a stunning backdrop of towering red and white sandstone cliffs. There is excellent fishing and we will try our luck at one of the many nearby reservoirs. St George is also known for its Dinosaur artifacts. The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm is an excellent museum which shows well preserved dinosaur tracks left many years ago by a variety of dinosaurs. This will be an excellent trip in the red rock country of southwestern Utah. Cost $850.00

July 13 - 16, 2018
Greer, Arizona

Want to get away from the July high temperatures in Tucson? Then Greer, Arizona is the place to be! We will escape to the magnificent mountain valley in the White Mountains of Greer, Arizona. Many hiking trails are located close to Greer so we will have our choice of beautiful, high mountain trails. Fishing is available in the many streams and reservoirs throughout the area. This will be a great outdoor adventure in the cool White Mountains. Cost $750.00

August 24 - 28, 2018
Fort Davis, Texas

At 5000 ft., Ft. Davis is the highest town in Texas. This means cooler temperatures, mountain scenery, abundant wildlife and starry skies! We will hike in the Davis Mountain State Park through the Limpia Canyon Primitive Area which includes 11 miles of back country hiking. Ft. Davis National Historic site is located in Ft. Davis. The historic Ft. Davis was an active military post from 1854 to 1891. This is one of the best surviving examples of a frontier military post in the Southwest. A tour of the Ft. Davis National Historic site will definitely be on our agenda. Lake Balmorhea offers us an opportunity to fish. We will attempt to catch some of the massive catfish that make their home in Lake Balmoreah. Ft. Davis will be a true Southwestern trip in the heart of Texas! Cost $850.00

October 19 - 23, 2018
Dolores, Colorado

Nestled in the stunning San Juan Mountains at almost 7,000 feet, with the Dolores River running through town, Dolores is a destination for those seeking to explore the outdoors. Hiking opportunities are abundant in the San Juan National Forest. We will choose from a variety of trails that offer stunning vistas as well as magnificent autumn scenery. Our fishing activity will be alongside the Dolores River or at McPhee Reservoir, the second largest reservoir in the state of Colorado. Our trip to Dolores, Colorado will be one of the highlights of the year! Cost $850.00

November 16 - 19, 2018
Yuma, Arizona

One of the hidden gems in Arizona, Yuma offers us a chance to be part of the Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival. The festival is one of Yuma’s premier fall events. There will be mass balloon ascensions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings while we are there well as a desert balloon glow on Saturday evening! Other activities will be a hike through Palm Canyon in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. The Kofa Wildlife Refuge was established in 1939 to protect desert bighorn sheep. The refuge encompasses over 665,000 acres of the Sonoran Desert. Our cabin will be located on the edge of Martinez Lake so Martinez Lake will be our location for fishing. The water is loaded with fish ranging from bass to catfish to tilapia making Martinez Lake an angler’s paradise! Cost $750.00