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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: Massacre Grounds in Superstition Wilderness Area

Hike of the Week: Massacre Grounds in Superstition Wilderness Area

January 6, 2022
The route cuts through the remnants of 35 million year old volcanic activity.
Sweetwater Preserve Hike in Tucson

Sweetwater Preserve Hike in Tucson

January 9, 2022
Within the 880-acre property, 16 interconnected trails combine for over 12 miles of non-motorized-use routes.
Hike Mesquite Canyon at White Tank Mountain Regional Park

Hike Mesquite Canyon at White Tank Mountain Regional Park

January 5, 2022
Great views can be had after only a short bit of climbing and vistas improve around every bend.
Hike the Maricopa Trail Spear S Ranch in New River

Hike the Maricopa Trail Spear S Ranch in New River

January 1, 2022
Established in 2011, Spear S Trailhead gives access to a splendid stretch of rangeland via paths created by the Hohokam people.
The Hike Book Vol. 3 Podcast Episode 2

The Hike Book Vol. 3 Podcast Episode 2

December 22, 2021
Just Roughin' It Adventure Company owners Ray & Debbie Hendricks join us.
Adventure Therapy

Adventure Therapy

November 22, 2021
For Roy J. DuPrez, founder and owner of Back2Basics Outdoor Adventure Recovery, getting and staying clean and sober is all about accountability. He ought to know. A self-described recovering alcoholic and survivor of the Venice Beach party scene, DuPrez credits his 1993 move to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University as instrumental in turning his life around. “As a young guy back in California, I saw gangs and a culture of substance abuse as just...
The Hike Book Podcast Episode One

The Hike Book Podcast Episode One

November 16, 2021
Author Sirena Rana tells us the Best Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail nearest to Phoenix
PHOENIX Magazine Publishes Hike Book Vol. 2 & 2022 Hiking Calendar

PHOENIX Magazine Publishes Hike Book Vol. 2 & 2022 Hiking Calendar

October 15, 2021
Get out and explore our great state with each of these exciting products from PHOENIX magazine.
Planting the Seeds for the Sun Corridor Trail

Planting the Seeds for the Sun Corridor Trail

September 21, 2021
Like most investments with the potential of big dividends, the planning and development of long-distance trails starts with a vision and comes to fruition with persistence, cooperation and a whole lot of patience. The seeds for the Sun Corridor Trail began about eight years ago with a casual conversation among trail advocates at a brainstorming session. “The idea grew organically,” says R.J. Cardin, director of Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department and one of the...
The Watermelon Crew Keeps Phoenix Trails Safe and Clean

The Watermelon Crew Keeps Phoenix Trails Safe and Clean

August 13, 2021
After battling 80-mile-per-hour winds on Humphreys Peak, evading a pack of charging javelinas in the Mazatzal Wilderness and hiking the Grand Canyon in a blizzard, John Heckenlaible decided it was time to give something back to the Arizona trails he loves. Joining the City of Phoenix parks stewardship program felt like a good way to do so. “I was climbing Piestewa Peak one day and saw two guys wearing bright yellow Phoenix Park Steward shirts,”...
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