Aerie Trail starts out on a flat section of high desert near Sedona and leads up several switchbacks and traverses around the northern side of Doe Mountain.
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.
Airport Mesa Loop Trail is relatively short hike with easy access to spectacular views of some of Sedona’s most notable rock formations.
In addition to large deposits of fossilized wood, Petrified Forest National Park also features hundreds of acres of Arizona’s Painted Desert.
Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point is an exhilarating alternative to the more popular Rim to River and Rim to Rim hikes in Grand Canyon. This hike provides plenty of challenge, with spectacular views of the canyon and river. It also requires a shorter time commitment and no advance permit.
How to social distance like a Teddy Bear Cholla: Find an isolated place, claim your space, extend your arms, toss some cholla balls around you
If you want to see the spectacular Massacre Grounds waterfalls in Arizona’s Superstition Mountains you’ll need to time your visit well. Water only flows for a short time after rain or snow showers.
Cathedral Rock Trail in Sedona isn’t long, but it’s steep. It’s not easy to get to the top of the trail, but the views are so worth it.
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Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide Journal author Paul Fiarkoski joined Kristen Keogh on the Here With Her podcast to discuss his book. Paul talks about a big move that inspired the book and shares five underrated experiences from the fifty must-see natural wonders highlighted in his book.
Many of the most desired sites to visit in Arizona require pricey permits or passes. But these eight places stand out because they require no fee.
New and upgraded amenities at Piestewa Peak Trailhead in Phoenix include expanded parking, new drinking fountains, restrooms and ramadas.