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Mark Friedrich, Apache Junction AZ: Lost Dutchman State Park
Mark Friedrich, Apache Junction AZ: Lost Dutchman State Park
Cliff Pearlburg, Phoenix AZ: Red Mountain, Flagstaff
Cliff Pearlburg, Phoenix AZ: Red Mountain, Flagstaff
Ellen Northrop, Desert Hills AZ: Watson Lake, Prescott
Ellen Northrop, Desert Hills AZ: Watson Lake, Prescott
Berlin Adkins, Florence AZ: Picacho Peak
Berlin Adkins, Florence AZ: Picacho Peak
Michael Santeusanio, Phoenix AZ: Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park
Michael Santeusanio, Phoenix AZ: Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park
Lorena Lewis, El Mirage AZ: Thunderbird Conservation Park, Glendale
Lorena Lewis, El Mirage AZ: Thunderbird Conservation Park, Glendale
Arizona Trail Passage Gila River Canyons Hike

Arizona Trail Passage Gila River Canyons Hike

July 1, 2021
Gaping canyons, amazing rock formations and miles of untainted natural beauty are the payoff for the grueling trek.
Hiking in the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve

Hiking in the Fountain Hills McDowell Mountain Preserve

July 1, 2021
After decades of planning and construction, the roughly 1,000-acre preserve now occupies a mountainous sliver of space between manicured golf communities and the hiking hubs of Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountain Regional Park.
Hike LaBarge Narrows in the Superstition Wilderness Area

Hike LaBarge Narrows in the Superstition Wilderness Area

July 1, 2021
Not for the novice hiker, this combination hike/cross-country exploration leads to a breathtaking secluded box canyon with a tiny, riparian ecosystem.
Peoria Mountain Trails Offer Outstanding Views of the Valley

Peoria Mountain Trails Offer Outstanding Views of the Valley

July 1, 2021
With a combined length of more than 11 miles, Peoria’s mountain trails combine outstanding North Valley views with customizable lengths and difficulty levels. Here are two to try.
Wild Mustang Trail in the Tortolita Mountains in Marana

Wild Mustang Trail in the Tortolita Mountains in Marana

July 1, 2021
Snuggled up to the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain property, this trail takes you past groomed gardens before the scenery changes from fancy to fierce.
Tom’s Thumb Hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Tom’s Thumb Hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

June 30, 2021
Visible from most of Scottsdale, the curious rock knob known as Tom’s Thumb stands out among the pinnacles of the McDowell Mountains.
Hike the Templeton Trail in Northern Arizona

Hike the Templeton Trail in Northern Arizona

June 30, 2021
From mid-October through early November, the sycamores and cottonwoods surrounding Oak Creek put on a delicious display of autumn color along Sedona’s favorite stream.
Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park in Yarnell

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park in Yarnell

June 30, 2021
In June 2013, the Yarnell Hill Fire blazed through this rugged territory, taking the lives of 19 firefighters. These brave men are memorialized with plaques placed roughly every 600 feet along the Hotshots trail.
Hiking Box Canyon of the Hassayampa River in Wickenburg

Hiking Box Canyon of the Hassayampa River in Wickenburg

June 30, 2021
“The Box” is an outdoor recreation free-for-all. Hikers and equestrians share the waterway with motorized traffic, gold panners and raucous families with kids and dogs.
See Spring & See Canyon Hikes in the Tonto National Forest

See Spring & See Canyon Hikes in the Tonto National Forest

June 30, 2021
There’s a local hiker adage that when you trek See Canyon, all you see is the canyon. This is mostly true, but, oh, what a canyon it is to behold.
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