Arizona is most interested in outdoor activities.

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Arizona, known as The Grand Canyon State, provides a wide range of outdoor activities that are unmatched by most states. From the famous state park in the north-central region to the vast open spaces that extend from the Mexican border to the Four Corners area, there is no shortage of options for outdoor enthusiasts.

Arizona’s stunning landscapes make it a hotspot for outdoor activities, leading residents to be some of the most interested in seeking adventures in the 48th State. Our data shows that Arizona ranks 10th nationally in outdoor activity participation.

To celebrate the designation of June as “Great Outdoors Month,” yengols.com, the go-to site for Arizona sports betting fans, conducted a study to find out which states are the most passionate about outdoor adventures as the summer season nears. By analyzing Google Trends data, we were able to pinpoint and rank the states with the greatest interest in “outdoor activities.”

Please be aware that the search interest score is compared to other topics and was measured from May 16 to May 23, 2024.

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States that are interested in outdoor activities

Rank

State

Search Interest Score

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Minnesota

100

2

Oregon

80

3

Indiana

70

4

Missouri

60

5

Wisconsin

50

6

Colorado

49

7

Washington

47

8

New Jersey

40

9

Virginia

38

10

Arizona

32

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Arizona’s Ranking in Outdoor Interest

Arizona is ranked 10th in search interest nationally with a score of 32, falling behind Virginia’s score of 38 and New Jersey’s score of 40, placing them at 8th.

Minnesota was ranked first in the nation for outdoor interest with a search interest score of 100, followed by Oregon (80), Indiana (70), Missouri (60), and Wisconsin (50).

If you combine Colorado’s search interest score of 49 with Washington State’s total of 47, you will have the full ranking of the top 10 states in America according to the data points in our survey.

Arizona residents are excited to explore the 22 spaces protected by the National Park Service, such as Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, and Saguaro National Parks, along with other National Monuments, Historic Markers, Recreation Areas, and Historic Parks, showcasing the state’s natural beauty.

Thankfully, Arizona residents have many choices for escaping the summer heat. The state offers a variety of park options at both the state and federal levels, with plenty of activities to help beat the heat in popular cities like Phoenix and Tucson. It’s like a customizable adventure just waiting to be discovered.

If you enjoyed this, be sure to watch for additional lifestyle articles from BetArizona, including: Ranking Arizona’s Most Alcohol-Infused Counties.

Michael Cuviello took the photo for USA Today.

Author

Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, with over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona, has accepted the position of lead writer at yengols.com. Prior to this, he held roles at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News.

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