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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
Hike of the Week: Benham Trail

Hike of the Week: Benham Trail

June 10, 2024
The mountain's lumpy appearance is the result of multiple volcanic events that caused lava to accumulate in irregular heaps.
Hike of the Week: Goldwater Lake Trail

Hike of the Week: Goldwater Lake Trail

June 5, 2024
Massive canopies of Ponderosa pine, Alligator juniper and oak provide cooling shade as the route winds above the lakes and across the boulder-flanked ravine and crisp waters of Bannon Creek.
Hike of the Week: Davenport Hill & Dog Town Lake

Hike of the Week: Davenport Hill & Dog Town Lake

June 1, 2024
Situated in the far southwest corner of the San Francisco Volcanic Field--a swath of impressive igneous features that arcs from the northern Arizona town of Williams to Flagstaff-- Davenport Hill is an anthill among giants.
Hike of the Week: Chevelon Canyon Telephone Ridge

Hike of the Week: Chevelon Canyon Telephone Ridge

May 27, 2024
The 1.25-mile, cliff-hugging trail plunges 700 feet to reach the pristine waterway coveted by anglers and beloved by hikers seeking solitude in this otherwise congested area of the Mogollon Rim south of Chevelon Canyon Lake.
Hike of the Week: Aerie-Cockscomb Loop

Hike of the Week: Aerie-Cockscomb Loop

May 21, 2024
This new access point off Boynton Pass Road provides respite from the boot-clad masses and access to dozens of trails.
Hike of the Week: Highlands Center for Natural History Trails in Prescott

Hike of the Week: Highlands Center for Natural History Trails in Prescott

May 7, 2024
Located adjacent to the Lynx Lake recreation site a few miles south of downtown Prescott, the trails of the Highland Center for Natural History blend hiking with education.
Hike of the Week: Interstate Trail near Munds Park

Hike of the Week: Interstate Trail near Munds Park

May 2, 2024
Just 20 miles south of Flagstaff, the who-knew routes of the Munds Park Trail System and the Kelly Motorized Trail System combine for over 100 miles of share-use paths in the forests between Interstate 17 and Mormon Lake.
Hike of the Week: Fain Park Trails in Prescott Valley

Hike of the Week: Fain Park Trails in Prescott Valley

April 27, 2024
Tucked into a ravine between industrial parks and subdivisions five miles downstream from Lynx Lake in Prescott Valley, Fain Lake offers a diverse menu of outdoor recreation opportunities. 
Hike of the Week: Bubbling Ponds Preserve & Page Spring Hatchery

Hike of the Week: Bubbling Ponds Preserve & Page Spring Hatchery

April 22, 2024
Cradled among desert hills, wineries and dewy green zones along Oak Creek, site has two formal trails that loop among the property’s rare and varied habitats.
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