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.
Amazing natural wonders are just waiting to be explored in Arizona’s hundreds of national, state, regional and city parks.
Piestewa Peak a fitting memorial for one of Arizona’s bravest daughters: Lori Piestewa
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.
Practical tips for hiking Grand Canyon down South Kaibab Trail to Phantom Ranch and up Bright Angel Trail
So many posts on the web over analyze this spectacular hike. These tips are simple enough for anyone to follow.
Explore ancient cliff dwellings at Walnut Canyon National Monument
At Walnut Canyon National Monument, southeast of Flagstaff, you can walk through one of the best preserved communities of cliff dwellings in Arizona.
Many myths surround the history of Lost Ranch ruins in Phoenix South Mountain Park
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.
South Mountain Park Pima Canyon Trailhead extreme makeover expands access, improves experience
In recent years, the Pima Canyon parking area and trailhead in South Mountain Park has become quite popular with hikers … More
Best short hike in Phoenix: Mormon Trail to Hidden Valley and Fat Man’s Pass in South Mountain Park
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.
Petroglyph rock art in South Mountain Park provides evidence of ancestral Hohokam life
South Mountain Park in Phoenix is home to thousands of petroglyphs left behind primarily by people of the Hohokam culture. Discover where you can see them in this post.
Ultimate interactive guide to Phoenix Desert Preserves and Mountain Parks
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.
Stroll through a desert wonderland at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
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.
Camelback Mountain likely Arizona’s most popular
If you asked ten random people to name a mountain in Arizona, most of them would likely say Camelback Mountain. And … More
Watson Lake near Prescott worthy of icon status
Watson Lake sits in a city park managed by the town of Prescott (AZ) that features unique natural wonders rivaling national parks.