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

Expect the unexpected when you visit Montezuma Well near Sedona

Montezuma Well is a unique geologic feature 18 miles south of Sedona, Arizona that refills with over 1.5 gallons of spring water each day.

Mushroom shaped boulder in a sandy creekbed

See which AZ Wonders hidden gem of a hike got featured on Redfin.com

When the blog editor for redfin.com asked me about hidden gem hiking trails in Phoenix. this one came to mind immediately.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Large pieces of petrified trees lie in pieces in a section of Arizona's Painted Desert

A visit to Petrified Forest National Park is like traveling millions of years back in time

In addition to large deposits of fossilized wood, Petrified Forest National Park also features ancient petroglyphs and hundreds of acres of Arizona’s jaw-dropping Painted Desert.

Panoramic view of colorful mounds of soil in Arizona's Painted Desert

If you want to see and photograph Arizona’s Painted Desert head to one of these spots

Of all the magnificent natural wonders in Arizona, the Painted Desert is among the most underappreciated. Want to experience it for yourself? Grab your camera and head to one of these parks.