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Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide & Journal takes you to 50 must-see natural wonders in the Grand Canyon state

Great book for any Arizona explorer. Get tips on travel, planning and permits for the most amazing places to explore in Arizona.

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How to plan an epic self-guided tour of Antelope Canyon

If you want to see Antelope Canyon in person but want to bypass the guided tour experience, you have a great option: Paddle a kayak from Antelope Point Marina to the end of Antelope Canyon cove, then hike up into the slot canyon.

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START HERE to explore Arizona Wonders

Arizona is full of exciting adventures. Ready to begin exploring? Scroll down and click around for tips on the most spectacular experiences in the Grand Canyon State.

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Bright yellow flowers explode from Barrel Cactus after drenching monsoon rains

After drenching monsoon rains in the Phoenix area, I spotted this barrel cactus with bright yellow flowers at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass resort

If you hike only one trail in the White Mountains of Arizona, make it this one

In the White Mountains of Arizona, Thompson Trail #629 is a go-to hike for the true taste of the best of this picturesque part of the state.

Expect the unexpected when you visit Montezuma Well near Sedona

Montezuma Well is a unique geologic feature 18 miles south of Sedona, Arizona that refills with over 1.5 gallons of spring water each day.

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See which AZ Wonders hidden gem of a hike got featured on Redfin.com

When the blog editor for redfin.com asked me about hidden gem hiking trails in Phoenix. this one came to mind immediately.

South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park

Gear review: Can Armaskin anti-blister sock liners pass the Grand Canyon test?

I put Armaskin anti-blister sock liners to the test on a 17-mile Rim to River hike in the Grand Canyon. Read on to find out if they passed.

Explore the ancient ruins of Wupatki National Monument and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time

At Wupatki National Monument you can walk among the ruins of dozens of preserved ancestral pueblos dispersed across dozens of acres.

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.

Sunrise transforms the sky above Phoenix into a kaleidoscope of colors

We see a lot of great sunrises in Arizona. After all, it is the Valley of the Sun. But there was something special about the sunrise on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Dee Gutierrez of Phoenix captured it perfectly.

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Breathtaking views from Picacho Peak summit are the reward for venturing outside of your comfort zone

Picacho Peak is well-known among ambitious hikers as a one of Arizona’s more challenging adventures.