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.

South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park

Gear review: Can Armaskin anti-blister sock liners pass the Grand Canyon test?

I put Armaskin anti-blister sock liners to the test on a 17-mile Rim to River hike in the Grand Canyon. Read on to find out if they passed.

Why we should still honor the legacy of the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps

Civilian Conservation Corps workers constructed trails, lookout points and shelters in many of the public land in the United States.

Full moon rising over mountains

Here’s your 2022 full moon planning calendar for Arizona

Use the tips in this post to plan your next amazing full moon viewing experience in Arizona.

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.

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.

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Phoenix author’s Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide climbs to #1 spot on Kindle

Arizona Bucket List, available in ebook hard cover, and paperback formats on Amazon, features 50 must-see natural wonders in the Grand Canyon State.

Sunset Crater Volcano after a January 2021 snowstorm

See how volcanic activity created Sunset Crater and other mountains in northern Arizona

The mountainous, northern Arizona landscape was created by volcanoes. At Sunset Crater National Monument, you can see one up close.

ruins of old cabin

This mellow hike to Lost Ranch ruins in Phoenix South Mountain Park is just right

Not too easy; not too hard: At three miles in length, the relatively short and moderately-pitched trail to Lost Ranch is just right.

man and woman hiking up a trail in the mountainous Arizona desert

Nobody intends to get lost while hiking but here’s how to prepare in case it happens to you

A pair of hikers spent an unplanned night in Arizona’s Superstition Mountains wilderness area and have some tips to share with other hikers.

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.