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.

Mushroom shaped boulder in a sandy creekbed

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.

Tall, rocky mountain rise high from desert

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chevelon Canyon viewed from endpoint of hiking trail

Gaze into pine-studded canyons at the end of this long, flat hike from Willow Springs Trailhead

If you’re looking for a nice, long hike with beautiful scenery on the Mogollon Rim, set out on the trail from Willow Springs Trailhead near the Sinkhole Campground.

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.

screen grab of Arizona Bucket List bestseller banner on Kindle

Phoenix author’s Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide climbs to #1 spot on Kindle

Arizona Bucket List, available in ebook hard cover, and paperback formats on Amazon, features 50 must-see natural wonders in the Grand Canyon State.

Arizona Bucket List new cover

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.