In addition to large deposits of fossilized wood, Petrified Forest National Park also features hundreds of acres of Arizona’s Painted Desert.
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.
The Keet Seel Canyon hike experience ranks among the best in Arizona. Best of all, permits are easy to get and there is no charge for the hike, camping or ruins tour.
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.
If you want to see Antelope Canyon in Arizona but aren’t a fan of crowded tours, consider a self-guided kayak and hiking tour. Find out how in this post.
At Walnut Canyon National Monument, southeast of Flagstaff, you can walk through one of the best preserved communities of cliff dwellings in Arizona.
Tucked into a small valley of South Mountain Park in Phoenix is a little known ruins site that has generated all sorts of urban myths. I think I uncovered the truth.
In recent years, the Pima Canyon parking area and trailhead in South Mountain Park has become quite popular with hikers … More
If you’re in Phoenix for just a short time and need a quick fix of nature on one of the city’s legendary trails, the Mormon Trail to Hidden Valley hike may be just the thing for you.
The valleys surrounding the South Mountains were home to ancient people who pecked geometric images into stone outcrops and boulders at least 600 years ago.
You don’t have to go to the Grand Canyon to experience the natural beauty of Arizona. There are plenty of wonders to see right in the city of Phoenix. Check out this interactive guide.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum, tucked into the foothills of Picketpost Mountain near Superior, AZ is a state park like no other. It’s home to hundreds of species of desert loving plants from around Arizona and other parts of the world.