Need a break from Arizona’s heat? Look no further than Willow Springs Lake, about 30 miles east of Payson on the Mogollon Rim.
If you’re looking for a nice, long hike with beautiful scenery on the Mogollon Rim, set out on the trail from Willow Springs Trailhead near the Sinkhole Campground.
Keyhole Sink is a unique site near Flagstaff with petroglyphs and a seasonal waterfall that’s fairly easy to get to.
Not too easy; not too hard: At three miles in length, the relatively short and moderately-pitched trail to Lost Ranch is just right.
Rock Art Ranch is a unique natural wonder about 20 miles southeast of Winslow. The highlight is a collection of some of the oldest petroglyph rock art discovered on Earth.
If you want to experience the iconic views of Sedona’s Cathedral Rock formation, head to Crescent Moon Picnic Area.
If you’re looking to experience Soldiers Pass in Sedona, and want to avoid the well-known hassles of accessing the Soldiers Pass Trailhead, consider starting at Jordan Road trailhead and hiking Cibola Pass and Jordan Trail to Devil’s Kitchen sinkhole.
Few trails in the Sedona area offer as much variety with spectacular views of the famous red rock formations as Fay Canyon Trail. And it’s only about a mile long.
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 a challenge getting to the top of the trail, and the views are so worth it.