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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: Wild Mustang Trail in the Tortolita Mountains in Marana

Hike of the Week: Wild Mustang Trail in the Tortolita Mountains in Marana

December 5, 2022
Snuggled up to the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain property, this trail takes you past groomed gardens before the scenery changes from fancy to fierce.
Hiking the Arizona Trail Passage Gila River Canyons

Hiking the Arizona Trail Passage Gila River Canyons

December 2, 2022
Gaping canyons, amazing rock formations and miles of untainted natural beauty are the payoff for the grueling trek.
Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park in Yarnell

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park in Yarnell

November 28, 2022
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.
Hike the Templeton Trail in Northern Arizona

Hike the Templeton Trail in Northern Arizona

November 22, 2022
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.
Tom’s Thumb Hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Tom’s Thumb Hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve

November 17, 2022
Visible from most of Scottsdale, the curious rock knob known as Tom's Thumb stands out among the pinnacles of the McDowell Mountains.
Hiking Box Canyon of the Hassayampa River in Wickenburg

Hiking Box Canyon of the Hassayampa River in Wickenburg

November 7, 2022
"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

November 2, 2022
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.
Hike the Pole Knoll Trails in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

Hike the Pole Knoll Trails in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

October 28, 2022
Conveniently located off State Route 260 near Greer, the Pole Knoll Recreation Area is a year-round destination for outdoor sports.
Bismarck Lake to Snowbowl Road Hike in Flagstaff

Bismarck Lake to Snowbowl Road Hike in Flagstaff

October 17, 2022
One of the most scenic segments of the state-traversing Arizona Trail, the route goes through shady fir forests and alpine meadows.
Barbershop Trail Hike in the Coconino National Forest

Barbershop Trail Hike in the Coconino National Forest

October 10, 2022
In autumn, the Barbershop Trail portion of the Cabin Loop System is famous for its awesome display of colorful foliage.
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