The mountainous, northern Arizona landscape was created by volcanoes. At Sunset Crater National Monument, you can see one up close.
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In 2020, early morning hikers on Piestewa Peak received a spiritual boost by the inspiring sounds of taiko-style drummer Ken Koshio.
Every year, the City of Phoenix hosts the Phoenix Summit Challenge. The challenge is to hike to seven specific mountain summits in seven days.
Barnhardt Trail near Payson, Arizona leads you into an awe-inspiring red rock canyon with seasonal waterfalls and creeks.
New and upgraded amenities at Piestewa Peak Trailhead in Phoenix include expanded parking, new drinking fountains, restrooms and ramadas.
Piestewa Peak, the second tallest in Phoenix, rises high above the city and serves as a lasting memorial to Lori Ann Piestewa – the first American Indian woman to lose her life in a war on foreign soil.
Check out a few of these trails and you’ll quickly see that you don’t need a permit to take a world-class hike in Arizona.
Higher than average snowfall in Fall, Winter and Spring helped make the 2018-19 ski season the longest ever for Arizona Snowbowl.
Arizona was already on track for an above average winter in the precipitation department. Then a massive storm swept in on Wednesday, February 20. It hovered over the state for nearly three days, dumping record amounts of rain and snowfall.
Two of the most exciting things to find when you’re on the trails of Arizona are rock art (aka petroglyphs) and waterfalls. If you hike Hieroglyphic Trail in the Superstition Mountains at the right time of year, you’ll likely find both.
Canyon Lake is one of Arizona’s beautiful gems. If you want to gain a true appreciation for this spectacular oasis on the edge of the desert, you have to paddle back into the shallow coves.