About AZ Wonders

view of interior of a slot canyon in Arizona

Come explore Arizona’s natural wonders

AZ Wonders is dedicated to sharing the numerous natural wonders of Arizona with people around the world.

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How this blog came to life

Before I started the blog, I used to post pictures on Facebook and tell a story or two about each adventure. My Facebook friends seemed to take interest based on their comments, even though most of my contacts do not live in Arizona.

Over time, I realized that more and more of my Facebook updates were about the wonders of Arizona. So, I decided to set up this blog and named it AZ Wonders. The response has been great!

Feedback and encouragement from my followers keeps me going. Through the WordPress blogging service I use, I am able to see where people are spending the most time on the blog.

chart showing exponential growth from 2018 through 2022

Page views over the years

The number one post (by far) that draws people to azwonders.com is Superstition Mountains cougar shadow. Apparently it ranks very high on search engine results.

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Some Arizona quick facts:

  • Ranks fourth out of 50 states in the nation in public land acreage
  • 35-plus million acres of public lands
  • 35 state parks covering more than 64,000 acres
  • 20 national parks and monuments
  • 6 national forests

That’s a lot of ground to cover but I’m here to help you make the most of your time when you do venture out.

What do you want to do on your Arizona adventure?

Here’s what Joni from Tucson said about AZ Wonders:

You have a very lovely site! I have lived in AZ since 1993. Aside from having spent much of the time since then dealing with a lot of obstacles of various sorts (mostly health), I’m not really an outdoors person. I used to be a road trip person, but it’s now more physically challenging. Anyway, the point is that after just about 20 minutes of glancing at some of your articles, suddenly after all these years, I had an urge to travel a bit and see a few of the places you’ve written about! That is, aside from seeing the Grand Canyon, which is still an unfulfilled aspiration. So, “inspiring” is a word I’d use to describe your page! 😀 Thanks for sharing your joy of AZ. :::claps:::

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