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Mooney Falls in Grand Canyon

Check out these resources for help getting the most out of your Arizona adventures.


Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide & Journal takes you on a quest to discover 50 must-see natural wonders in the Grand Canyon State.

Great books to help you plan your Arizona adventures

Like maps? Here ya go.

I plotted these awesome places on this map for easy reference:

Best websites for Arizona explorers

Must-have smartphone apps

  • Alltrails helps you find cool hiking trails near you, with pics and descriptions from other hikers.
  • Airbnb puts you in touch with lodging spaces offered by private owners in places where traditional hotel options may not exist. Plus, you can find cool experiences hosted by local guides.
  • Campendium helps you preview places to camp and get valuable insights before you go.
  • Relive is a cool app to track and share your outdoor activities through the magic of overlaying your pics and video onto a 3-D map.
  • The National Parks Service app for Android and iPhone can help plan your visits to any of the 20 spectacular parks, monuments and historic sites in Arizona managed by the agency.
  • Grand Canyon National Park app helps you make the most of your time there.
  • Worldwide Elevation Finder is a website that functions like a mobile app. Enter a place you want to go and it’ll tell you the elevation and show you a cool topo map. See Sedona for example.


  • At you can search and reserve campsites in hundreds of campgrounds around the state managed by federal agencies.
  • Go to to find campsites and see reviews & pics by others who’ve stayed there.
  • On you can get information about camping off-grid (boondocking) on thousands of acres of Arizona land controlled by the Bureau of Land Management.


  • AZ Wonders Hiking Guide provides you with tips to prepare for the Arizona climate and landscape, plus trail recommendations categorized into five state regions.
  • Check out for hike reviews with maps, photos and trip logs.


AZ Wonders Kayaking Guide points you to the best spots to paddle in the Grand Canyon State.

Where to rent kayaks:

Water levels and flow:


Get permits for Arizona hot spots

Where to ski in Arizona

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Paul Fiarkoski

About your guide

Since moving to Arizona in 2012, I’ve logged hundreds of miles on hiking trails and byways. After one particular hike to the falls of Havasupai in the Grand Canyon, I became obsessed with exploring the many natural wonders of Arizona.

Now I love sharing some of my most fascinating discoveries with others.

Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide & Journal details my top 50 natural wonders.

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