ruins of old cabin

This mellow hike to Lost Ranch ruins in Phoenix South Mountain Park is just right

Not too easy; not too hard: At three miles in length, the relatively short and moderately-pitched trail to Lost Ranch is just right.

Mogollon Rim Sunset

Good luck finding a more scenic, fully accessible trail than Rim Lakes Vista Overlook on Arizona’s Mogollon Rim

If physical limitations make hiking rugged terrain impossible for you or someone you know, Rim Lakes Vista Trail is a great place to enjoy the boundless beauty of the Mogollon Rim.

Full moon rising over mountains

Here’s your 2021 planning calendar for amazing full moon experiences in Arizona

Use the tips in this post to plan your next amazing full moon viewing experience in Arizona.

Why we should still honor the legacy of the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps

Civilian Conservation Corps workers constructed trails, lookout points and shelters in many of the public land in the United States.

View of Willow Springs Lake from treelined shore

Look no further than Willow Springs Lake on Arizona’s Mogollon Rim for relief from the desert heat

Need a break from Arizona’s heat? Look no further than Willow Springs Lake, about 30 miles east of Payson on the Mogollon Rim.

petroglyphs at Keyhole Sink

Petroglyphs and a waterfall among the many treasures you’ll discover on the short, easy hike to Keyhole Sink near Flagstaff

Keyhole Sink is a unique site near Flagstaff with petroglyphs and a seasonal waterfall that’s fairly easy to get to.

Willow Springs Lake and forest

This short and easy trail to Willow Springs Lake gets more scenic the further you hike

If you’re looking for a relatively short hike with beautiful scenery on the Mogollon Rim, take a stroll on the trail to Willow Springs Lake from the Horse Trap Trailhead near Forest Lakes.

Quartz Ridge Trail #8 in Phoenix Mountains Preserve

Take an exhilarating stroll up Quartz Ridge Trail in Phoenix Mountains Preserve

Since Trail #8 in Phoenix Mountains Preserves goes right by a deposit of quartz the size of a VW Bus near the top of a ridge, it has earned the nickname Quartz Ridge Trail.

Comet Neowise over Northern Arizona sky

Check out these jaw-dropping images of Comet NEOWISE captured by Arizona photographers

In July 2020, Comet Neowise graced the northern hemisphere sky. These Arizona photographers captured spectacular images of the rare event.

columns of rocks resembling organ pipes

Chiricahua National Monument: Hard to say, easy to love

Pronouncing Chiricahua is hard; falling in love with this amazing national monument in southern Arizona is easy.