Aerie Trail starts out on a flat section of high desert near Sedona and leads up several switchbacks and traverses around the northern side of Doe Mountain.
Since Trail #8 in Phoenix Mountains Preserves goes right by a deposit of quartz the size of a VW Bus near the top of a ridge, it has earned the nickname Quartz Ridge Trail.
Airport Mesa Loop Trail is relatively short hike with easy access to spectacular views of some of Sedona’s most notable rock formations.
Cathedral Rock Trail in Sedona isn’t long, but it’s steep. It’s not easy to get to the top of the trail, but the views are so worth it.
Water puddle in rock creates illusion of an arch
Unlike some of the more popular natural wonders in the Page, AZ area, Hanging Garden is a spectacular short trail that’s easy to access, with no fee.
Painted Rock Petroglyph Site preserves stories about the lower Gila River and the various Native American people who dwelled here for centuries.
In Arizona, few topics are as hotly debated as whether it’s okay to stack rocks. One Phoenix resident turned rock stacks (cairns) into an art form.
While on a hike in Sedona, Charles Golson caught this spectacular image of a rock formation bearing a resemblance to a Kachina woman.
Every day, hundreds of people hike one of the most popular trails in Grand Canyon National Park and don’t even see the signs of prehistoric life left behind on a trailside rock.
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.
Balanced Rock, like many things in the Arizona desert, defies logic. And that’s part of the allure.