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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

creosoted plant with flowers on its branches

Humble creosote bush produces a fragrant aroma when it rains in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun

The humble creosote bush is the plant responsible for the desert rain aroma that some fragrance makers try to replicate.

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.

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.