Fountain Hills Botanical Garden

Explore the landscape at Fountain Hills Desert Sonoran Botanical Garden and expand your knowledge of Arizona plants and geology

A short visit to the Desert Sonoran Botanical Garden can provide you a free crash course in the plants and landscape that makes Arizona so unique.

Fountain Hills Lake Overlook Trail leads you through a beautiful desert landscape to this world-famous fountain

If you’re looking for an adventurous way to take in the sights of Fountain Hills, I suggest you set foot on the scenic 2-mile Lake Overlook Trail Loop.

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

aspen trees on shore of Big Lake

First-timer’s guide to exploring Arizona’s White Mountains

If you were a passenger on a car ride to Arizona’s White Mountains in the eastern part of the state … More

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.

Image of large cylindrical rock feature in center with water wrapping around it

Arizona adventure writer shares insider tips to kayak Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River between Glen Canyon Dam and Lee’s Ferry

Dreaming of kayaking the Colorado River through Horseshoe Bend? Here’s all you need to turn your dream into reality.

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.

Willow Beach kayak launch site

Here’s a rundown of the best places to kayak in Arizona

Arizona is well-known for its desert landscape and hiking trails, but it also offers some world-class kayaking opportunities.

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.

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.

People gathered to look at Grand Canyon from viewpoint

Something good to look forward to in 2021: Free days at all National Parks in Arizona

Each year the National Parks Service allows free entrance to all national parks and monuments on a handful of days. Here are the 2021 dates.