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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

man playing flute on mountain top

In a year of letdowns, Global Peace Warrior Ken Koshio lifted spirits atop Piestewa Peak with his inspiring music

In 2020, early morning hikers on Piestewa Peak received a spiritual boost by the inspiring sounds of taiko-style drummer Ken Koshio.

Alta East trail leads to mountain summit

Phoenix Summit Challenge can take you to new heights

Every year, the City of Phoenix hosts the Phoenix Summit Challenge. The challenge is to hike to seven specific mountain summits in seven days.

Sign at beginning of Barnhardt Trail No 43

Barnhardt Trail leads to red rock canyons, seasonal waterfalls in Arizona’s Mazatzal Wilderness Area

Barnhardt Trail near Payson, Arizona leads you into an awe-inspiring red rock canyon with seasonal waterfalls and creeks.

Expanded parking lots at Piestewa Peak base area

Piestewa Peak base area upgrades improve experience, expand access to popular hiking trails in Phoenix Mountains Preserve

New and upgraded amenities at Piestewa Peak Trailhead in Phoenix include expanded parking, new drinking fountains, restrooms and ramadas.