Hiking December 2022

DECEMBER
Hike of the Week: LaBarge Narrows in the Superstition Wilderness Area

Hike of the Week: LaBarge Narrows in the Superstition Wilderness Area

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

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

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

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

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.