A look back at this year’s Arizona Wonders of the Week

Over the last year, I’ve featured the 50 must-see natural wonders highlighted in Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide & Journal. … More

barrel cactus with yellow flowers

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.

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.

Large boulders emerge from Watson Lake near Prescott, AZ

See why Watson Lake in Prescott, AZ is the best small lake in the country to paddle a kayak or stand-up paddleboard

Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide author Paul Fiarkoski makes a compelling case for why Watson Lake near Prescott is the best small lake for paddling in the United States.

Cathedral rock Sedona, AZ

Best place to photograph Sedona’s Cathedral Rock formation: Crescent Moon Picnic Site

If you want to experience the iconic views of Sedona’s Cathedral Rock formation, head to Crescent Moon Picnic Area.

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.

Sky streaked with pink and orange clouds

Perfect mixture of clouds and sun sets Arizona sky on fire

Arizona is known for fabulous sunrises and sunsets. But this sunset image captured from a north Phoenix neighborhood on January … More

Panoramic view of colorful mounds of soil in Arizona's Painted Desert

If you want to see and photograph Arizona’s Painted Desert head to one of these spots

Of all the magnificent natural wonders in Arizona, the Painted Desert is among the most underappreciated. Want to experience it for yourself? Grab your camera and head to one of these parks.