Wide shot of caves dug into the wall of a canyon

Remote location in Verde River Valley helps protect ancient ruins of Mindeleff Cavate dwellings

Arizona is reportedly home to more ancient dwellings and ruins sites than any other state in the U.S.. Thankfully many of them are preserved and protected on land managed by the National Parks Service. Others, like the Mindelff Cavates are preserved primarily due to their remote location.

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Kaiser Hot Spring is good medicine

Kaiser Spring Wash is a scenic, moderate hike that’s close enough to do as a day trip from the Phoenix area. Bonus: There’s a mineral-rich hot spring to soak in. Check out this full post for directions and tips to make the most of the experience.