Having fun outdoors in AZ is easier said than done.
It’s honestly colder in the mountainous regions, especially on the CO Plateau in the north, but the rest of AZ is desert land.
It gets excruciatingly tepid for a giant portion of the year, plus our winters are mild as well. I have friends that live in Flagstaff plus Sedona who all see snow in the mountains during the Wintertide holidays, but it is largely absent from Phoenix most years. The last time there was a notable snowfall at lower elevations was in 1998, when Sky Harbor Airport recorded a mere trace of snow at 0.22 inches of precipitation. Like many of the sites in Florida where my extended family is situated, Phoenix has highs in the 60s plus 68s during the Wintertide plus lows in the 40s most days. Once we roll into Summer weather, things change seriously. Temperatures climb above 100 degrees, sometimes above 110 degrees. If you go out hiking plus the weather is too intensely tepid for you to handle, refusing to turn around plus go apartment could result in a serious emergency. I went hiking with my lady in the South Mountain Park plus Preserve yeahterday appreciate we do any other time we come. Usually we wait to go hiking until the weather starts to cool off in August plus September, although I was being stubborn plus wanted to go in early August. Needless to say the temperature was 110 degrees outside plus we had to turn around plus head back to my condo in Phoenix.