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.

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.

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.

How to plan an amazing kayaking and camping adventure to Emerald Cove and Willow Beach on the Colorado River

Instagram-worthy Emerald Cove gets its name from the brilliant, greenish hues that light up the water when the sun’s at just the right angle. Get tips on planning an epic trip to this Arizona wonder.

Panoramic view of Blue Ridge Reservoir in Arizona

Blue Ridge Reservoir: Tips for a kayaking and camping adventure you’ll never forget

The ultra scenic Blue Ridge Reservoir located on Arizona’s Mogollon Rim could easily be mistaken for a lake in Oregon or Northern California. Get tips for kayaking and camping in this spectacular place.

CCC campsite in Seven Springs Recreation Area.

Three day digital detox itinerary in Tonto National Forest of Arizona

I found myself needing one of those digital detoxes that have become the thing to do. In this post, I’ll share the complete itinerary of my 3-day detox, complete with pictures.

Large boulders emerge from Watson Lake near Prescott, AZ

Practical guide to the most scenic lakes in Arizona

There are plenty of spectacular boating lakes dotted around Arizona. Bonus: given the state’s relatively warm climate, the lakes never freeze over. Here’s a great guide to Arizona’s most scenic lakes.

Arizona Trail sign near Roosevelt, AZ

Two men, one mission: Hike the entire 800-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail

On the third weekend of May 2018, two men completed their quests to hike the entire 800-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT). Each started at different times and in different places. They finished in different spots too.

Columns of granite rise above the north shore of Watson Lake

Watson Lake near Prescott worthy of icon status

Watson Lake sits in a city park managed by the town of Prescott (AZ) that features unique natural wonders rivaling national parks.

Colorado River and Grand Canyon from watchtower at Desert View on South Rim

Do I need a permit to camp in the Grand Canyon?

If you wish to camp anywhere in the park, other than in developed campgrounds on the North Rim or the South Rim, you must obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information Center. Following is a breakdown of the guidelines for when a permit is required and when it is not.