Hike Vietnam Memorial Trail In Surprise For Sunset

Vietnam Memorial Trail In Surprise, AZ.

This may be the only official hiking trail in Surprise, Arizona that provides elevated views of the valley so if you’re a local you’ll probably frequent this one. While Vietnam Memorial Trail isn’t quite worth an hour drive from the east side of the valley it is worth the effort if you find yourself in […]

Hiking Black Rock Loop Trail In The White Tanks

Black Rock Loop Trail.

I’ve hiked a lot in the White Tank Mountains and I have to say Black Rock Loop Trail is one of my favorite short and easy trails within the park. If you’re looking for something easy yet scenic then you’ve found the one! Black Rock Loop is the trail I’d suggest to anyone limited on […]

Hike The White Tanks Waterfall Trail- An Easy Hike

White Tanks Waterfall Trail In Buckeye.

Nothing excites one more while hiking in the desert than access to water. Bonus points if a waterfall is included. That is why the Waterfall Trail in the White Tank Mountain Regional Park is a local favorite after a heavy rainstorm. The Waterfall Trail is short and easy enough for a quick outing which makes […]

Visit Payson’s Railroad Tunnel Via Arizona Trail

Railroad Tunnel via Arizona Trail in Payson.

Here is your chance to hike and witness a bit of forgotten Arizona history! Tucked away in the Mogollon Rim is Payson’s Railroad Tunnel- an incomplete project from the 1880’s spearheaded by a business man by the name of James W. Eddy. His vision was to connect Arizona’s north and south railroad networks to transport […]

See Spring Trail- A Fall Staple In Payson, Arizona

See Spring Trail With Fall Colors.

If you’re looking to cool off from the heat or catch some late fall colors then See Spring just may be the trail for you! It is a very picturesque hike in the Mogollon Rim country and the best part is it is short and sweet. This easy trail in Payson is perfect for families […]

EXACTLY How To Plan & Hike Rim To Rim, Grand Canyon

Rim To Rim, Grand Canyon.

Hiking from Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon National Park is a monumental endeavor thousands of people set out to accomplish each year. While it is an amazing experience it’s also the most difficult hikes you can add to your bucket-list. But, from experience, I can say every step is worth it. I’m talking […]

Thompson Trail 629- A Beautiful Arizona Hidden Gem

Thompson Trail 629 Near Pinetop.

One of the most serene hiking trails in all of Arizona is the Thompson Trail 629 in Apache Sitegreaves National Forest near Greer, Arizona. It sits at a higher elevation- around 8,600 feet- so it is lush with grassy meadows, tall Douglas Fir, fresh rivers, and vibrant wildflowers. It is the perfect trail choice if […]

Hike Red Mountain Trail To Volcanic Hoodoos In Flagstaff

Red Mountain Trail, Flagstaff.

Many of the hills in and around Flagstaff- even reaching as far as the Grand Canyon- are considered part of the San Francisco Volcanic Field, a 1,800 square mile area that holds more than 600 volcanoes. Red Mountain Trail leads you to a cinder cone volcano which reaches 1,000 feet above the surrounding landscape and […]

Hike Doe Mountain Trail For Best Sunrise In Sedona

Doe Mountain Trail, Sedona.

Sedona is filled with a handful of beautiful trails and it can be overwhelming to choose one especially if you’re just passing through. Luckily the red rock country holds many small but mighty trails within, allowing you to complete several in one day. From a local’s perspective Doe Mountain Trail is an underrated yet outstanding […]

Hike Lichen Peak For A View Of Golden, CO

Lichen Peak.

North Table Mountain Park is a flat topped mountain, also referred to as a mesa, which was formed 60 some million years ago by lava flow from a nearby volcanic vent. The park hosts 17.2 miles of hiking trails, one of which includes Lichen Peak. Lichen Peak is the tallest peak in North Table Mountain […]

Hiking The Aspen Nature Loop In Flagstaff

Aspen Nature Loop In Flagstaff.

For a stunning hike in high altitude look no further than the Aspen Nature Loop. Located on the western slope of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, Arizona this short trail leads hikers through open prairies and tall aspen groves. Aspen Nature Loop is a local favorite especially during fall for the leaves turn from […]

Alfa Fia Tank Loop- An Easy Hike In Flagstaff

Alfa Fia Tank Loop In Flagstaff.

Alfa Fia Tank Loop is a short and easy hike near the Kachina Peak Wilderness in Flagstaff. The small pool of water sits in an open meadow and attracts not only hikers but also various wildlife. Open water is not prevalent in Arizona so this tank is a rarity as it reflects the nearby San […]

18 Best Hikes In Phoenix And Beyond

Phoenix seems to have an endless amount of hiking opportunities and if you look beyond the valley even more amazing hikes pop up. Choosing your next adventure can be a challenge due to the countless hike options when realistically you most likely only have time for a few. In order to help you choose your […]

Desert View Drive- 5 Scenic Stops On Grand Canyon South Rim

Desert View Drive.

If you’re planning a trip to the Grand Canyon then Desert View Drive should be on your itinerary! It is a one of a kind experience within the park that most visitors miss the first time around. There’s so much hype surrounding the viewpoints near the visitor center that no one ever talks about this […]

Are The Elden Pueblo Ruins Off Hwy 89 Worth It?

Elden Pueblo Ruins In Flagstaff.

Most people (myself included) drive 89 north and south out of Flagstaff and have seen the sign for Elden Pueblo Ruins along the side of the road. Maybe your curiosity was struck, maybe it wasn’t. Maybe you swear to stop next time you pass by but always forget or your schedule is tight so you […]

9 Short And Easy Hikes In Flagstaff, AZ

Easy Hikes In Flagstaff.

Flagstaff is a beautiful place to visit in Arizona especially if you are looking to escape 100 degree temperatures and enjoy some time in the outdoors. There are countless trails throughout this mountainous city, and even though Flagstaff is home to the tallest peak of all of Arizona, there are a handful of easy hikes […]

Grand Canyon Bike Rentals Are The Best Way To See South Rim

Grand Canyon Bike Rentals South Rim.

Hands down one of the most fun ways to experience the South Rim is to book Grand Canyon bike rentals and explore the paths. There are multiple view points to discover along the way and even mules to pet if they let you. Before you convince yourself this will be too difficult of a task, […]

Hiking The FULL Bright Angel Trail To Phantom Ranch

Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon.

One of the most iconic trails on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is the Bright Angel Trail. It made its’ way to the top of many visitor’s itineraries due to beautiful canyon views and lush gardens along the way. Bright Angel Trail isn’t only photogenic- it is also one of the park’s main […]

Why We Love To Hike Corona Arch (+Pinto & Bowtie)

Corona Arch In Moab.

Moab is a popular destination and luckily it is very dog friendly. But, it can quickly become congested in town with overcrowded trials. If you’re planning a visit and want to skip the crowds in Arches National Park then the next best thing is to hike Corona Arch! The most impressive arch outside of the […]

Hike Longbow Arch- A Dog Friendly Arch In Moab

Longbow Arch, Moab UT.

Are you looking for a dog friendly arch or maybe a less crowded hike in Moab? You’ll be happy to hear there are other amazing arches outside of Arches National Park. Longbow Arch is one of those located off the beaten path which allows you to feel a sense of remoteness in the midst of […]

NEW Peralta Regional Park: Complete Hiking & Camping Guide

Peralta Regional Park.

In January 2023 Peralta Regional Park welcomed visitors to hike, camp, and ride their horses along the trails for the first time. As soon as I learned about the opening of this new park I jumped at the opportunity to hike all of its trails and stay the night under the stars. This Arizona Regional […]

How To Hike Piestewa Peak Summit Trail

Piestewa Peak Summit.

Sitting at an elevation of 2,612 feet and hitting charts as Phoenix’s 2nd tallest peak, Piestewa Peak is a challenging hike with a highly rewarding view. While it isn’t one of the iconic landmarks that surround the Phoenix Valley, it is an extremely popular summit for visitors and locals due to its close proximity to […]

Hiking Sunrise Mountain Trail in Peoria, AZ

Sunrise Mountain Trail.

The city of Peoria, Arizona has developed five mountain trail systems within their limits, and Sunrise Mountain Trail sits in one of them. This trail is located in the Sunrise Mountain Preserve which is next door to a school and nestled in-between neighborhoods. The preserve provides opportunities for hikers, bikers, and trail runners to get […]

How To Spend One Day In Bryce Canyon National Park

Sunrise Bryce Canyon One Day Itinerary.

Bryce Canyon National Park is often overshadowed by the nearby Zion and Arches National Parks. But if you’re on a Utah road trip I highly encourage you not to overlook Bryce Canyon! It is my favorite Southwest National Park and spending one day in Bryce Canyon will add memorable experiences to your trip. The park […]

Hiking Black Top Mesa In The Superstitions Is Worth It

Black Top Mesa

Looking for a trail in the Superstition Mountains that is not as populated as the other well-known hikes? Black Top Mesa is a great alternative hike that will provide you with solitude and one of the best views of Weavers Needle. This moderate hike leads you along a relatively flat trail into the Superstition Wilderness, […]

Conquering Three Sisters Summit In The Superstition Mountains

Three Sisters

There are many challenging trails in the Superstition Mountains and if you’ve conquered the other popular hikes like Flatiron and Peak 5024, then Three Sisters Summit should be next on your list. While this hike doesn’t require as much scrambling as the trails mentioned above, it does have a very steep grade for about ninety […]

Calderwood Butte Trail- A Hidden Gem In Peoria

Calderwood Butte Trail in Peoria.

The Calderwood Butte Trail is a short hike with surprisingly good views that require little effort. The trail creates a loop through the Calderwood Butte Preserve and sits smackdab in the middle of Peoria neighborhoods. It is the perfect trail for families, dogs, and beginner hikers or Arizona visitors. You can hop on the trail […]

The Gateway Loop Trail- A BEAUTIFUL Scottsdale Hike

Gateway Loop Trail

Conveniently located in Scottsdale near all the city has to offer is the Gateway Loop Trail. This trail is a moderate hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve perfect for visitors and local hikers looking to get out and experience some mountain views. The Gateway Loop will lead you up a moderate climb, over to a […]

Mule Deer Trail- An Easy Hike In The White Tanks

Mule Deer Trail, White Tank Mountains.

If you’re looking for an easy trail to get out and enjoy the fresh air then the Mule Deer Trail in White Tank Mountain Regional Park is a great option. This trail is great for hiking, mountain biking, or trail running. If you’re a beginner hiker you’ll find this one very easy and pleasant! Most […]

The Canyon Overlook Trail- One Of Zion’s BEST Hikes

Canyon Overlook, Zion National Park

If you only had time to do one hike in Zion National Park and you missed the Angel’s Landing permit, I highly suggest putting the Canyon Overlook Trail on your itinerary! It is a short and fun hike that brings you to a point with views deep into Pine Creek and Lower Zion canyons. This […]

Hiking Bristlecone Loop Trail in Bryce Canyon

Bristlecone Loop Trail

Located at the very end of the national park, at the highest elevation of all of Bryce Canyon, you’re able to hike the Bristlecone Loop Trail through an ancient forest. This forest contains one of the oldest and most resilient trees- the Bristlecone Pine. These trees are 1,800+ years old which is actually middle-aged for […]

How To Hike South Kaibab, Phantom Ranch, & Bright Angel In One Day

South Kaibab Trail at sunrise in the Grand Canyon.

This Grand Canyon bucket-list hike is one you’ll remember for years afterwards. The South Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails are the best kept, well known hiking trails on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Combining these two for an all day hike is a challenge many people dream of accomplishing. While it may be […]

Exploring Walnut Canyon National Monument In Flagstaff

Walnut Canyon

Home to a dense population of ancient cliff dwellings, Walnut Canyon National Monument offers an experience unlike any other. The canyon was carved by Walnut Creek over 60 million years ago and hosts curved limestone cliffs, diverse vegetation and wildlife, as well as some of the best preserved dwellings in the state. But the most […]

5 Reasons You’ll Love Bearizona Wildlife Park In Williams

Bearizona Wildlife Park

Wolves, bears, and bison oh-my! Brace yourself for the thrilling ride you’re about to take through Bearizona Wildlife Park located in Williams, Arizona. The park allows you to drive through the habitats of several different North American species as they sleep, play, and even approach your car. For the longest time I thought Bearizona was […]

How To See Grand Falls (Chocolate Falls) Flowing

Grand Falls, Arizona

Usually muddy water doesn’t attract crowds, however when it looks like chocolate sauce and is bigger than Niagara Falls itself there seems to be an exception. Each year thousands of visitors find it fascinating enough to visit, and I think you will too! The Grand Falls in Arizona only flow for a few months out […]

6 Reasons Mossy Cave Waterfall Is Worth The Stop

Mossy Cave Waterfall

Did you know that Bryce Canyon National Park has a waterfall? While the park has several awe-inspiring trails there is only one that leads you to a waterfall, and most visitors miss it! The Mossy Cave Trail leads you to a small cave, or grotto, but the highlight is the nearby seasonal waterfall. Most visitors […]

What It’s Like Driving the Swift Trail in Arizona

Swift Trail Arizona

Arizona has a ton of beautiful routes spanning across its lands but only a handful lead visitors up to one of the Sky Islands and out of the 100 degree heat. The Swift Trail is one Scenic Byway that does just that! Located in the South Eastern part of Arizona, the Swift Trail climbs 6000 […]

A Day Trip to the Arizona Meteor Crater National Landmark

Arizona Meteor Crater

I don’t know if you are aware, but there is a massive hole in the Northern Arizona earth. It is so cool that people from all over the world travel just to marvel at it! This hole is commonly referred to as the Arizona Meteor Crater, Barringer Space Museum, The Barringer Crater, and so on. […]

Hiking Cibecue Falls- Everything You Need To Know

Cibecue Falls

Are you ready for a taste of Arizona paradise? If so, let me introduce to you to Cibecue Falls. This picturesque waterfall is a must-do for your hiking bucket-list. You’ll drive deep into a beautiful canyon and hike 3 miles along a crystal clear creek. Once the creek dead ends you’ll be spoiled with one […]

Conquering Browns Peak In The Four Peak Wilderness, Arizona

Browns Peak

Welcome to one of the toughest scrambles to be conquered outside of Phoenix! Browns Peak is one of four peaks that make up the Four Peak Wilderness in the Tonto National Forest. Located 60 some miles from Phoenix, the peaks stand prominently in the eastern skyline on a clear day. Brown’s Peak is the tallest […]

16 Expert Desert Hiking Tips You NEED To Know

Desert Hiking Tips

When it comes to hiking in the outdoors there are several diverse landscapes you may come across. Each of these landscapes pose differences in the way you safely adventure. This is especially true when it comes to hiking in the desert. Desert landscapes may seem dismal at first sight but if you give them a […]

Visit the Old West Town of Tortilla Flat, Arizona

Arizona is full of small towns rich with history, but no place is quite like this little western town, Tortilla Flat. Tucked back in the mountains on the end of Canyon Lake, with a population of just 6 people, this town thrives on tourism. Yes you read that right- 6 people! Their population may be […]

Hiking Vultee Arch From Sterling Pass Trailhead

Vultee Arch

Everyone knows of the staple Sedona hike, Devil’s Bridge. But did you know that there is another large sandstone arch nearby you can walk out on? Vultee Arch is a lesser known version of the famous Devil’s Bridge! While it might not be as picturesque, it is a much more peaceful destination with no line […]

Finding the Kachina Tree Cave off Boynton Canyon Trail

Kachina Tree Cave

Commonly known as “The Lone Tree”, the Kachina Tree Cave is a hidden gem, making it one of the least known Sedona Caves. This means it is also the least popular for visitors. Good news is if you do find it, chances are you’ll have it to yourself. Tough news- reaching the Kachina Tree Cave […]

Hiking to Massacre Falls via Massacre Grounds Trail

Massacre Falls

The Superstition Mountains are an enchanting mountain range. They hold some of the toughest climbs in Phoenix and reward hikers with jaw dropping views. But what really makes them come alive is when it rains or snows, and waterfalls such as Massacre Falls appear. This seasonal waterfall is one of the most popular to visit, […]

EXACTLY How To Find The Subway Cave Off Boynton Canyon Trail

Boynton Canyon

Boynton Canyon’s Subway Cave has grown in popularity the past several years, and understandably so. It is one of the best Sedona Hikes to visit and photograph due to the unique curvature and nerve-wrecking opening down the middle. Visitors from all over the world travel to hike to this cave, and yet many end up […]

Hiking The Hieroglyphic Trail In The Superstition Mountains

Hieroglyphic Trail

A great introductory hike to the Superstition Mountains for all levels and ages is the historical Hieroglyphic Trail. Easy for some while moderate for others, this short hike is perfect for families and dogs looking to get a taste of wilderness and witness ancient petroglyphs. The Hieroglyphic Trail leads you through a field of cactus […]

Hiking and Camping at Lower Calf Creek Falls, Utah

Tucked away in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument you can find a little desert oasis- Lower Calf Creek Falls. This moderate hike embarks from a campground and leads you to a 126 foot waterfall which pours into a deep swimming pool below. This oasis lies within the most beautiful part of Southern Utah between the […]

BEST things to do when visiting Winslow, Arizona

Winslow Arizona

You’re sure to have heard of Winslow, Arizona before if you’ve listened to the song Take it Easy by The Eagles. The famous song gave this little city a shoutout and allowed it to capitalize on the popularity for tourism. But before that, Winslow was, and still is, known for offering a unique Route 66 […]

How to kayak Clear Creek Reservoir in Winslow, AZ

Kayak West Clear Creek

The Eagles song “Take it Easy” made Winslow a famous little tourist city, located right off the original Route 66. But there is more to Winslow than standin’ on the corner. Most visitors overlook the Clear Creek Reservoir which is in fact located right in Winslow! It provides great fishing, boating, swimming, and kayaking opportunities. […]

Visit these 4 Sedona Wineries all in one day

Sedona Wineries

When Sedona is mentioned typically hiking trails and vortexes are what come to mind first. I’ll admit, every time I visit it is to hike, so it took me a while to discover that Sedona has a strong presence in the wine industry with a plethora of tasting experiences. Since my discovery I couldn’t wait […]

Complete Hole in the Rock Road Hiking and Camping Guide

If you’re planning a Utah Road trip, then let me introduce you to Hole in the Rock Road- the dirt road that holds some of the best FREE hiking and camping in Southern Utah. Hole in the Rock Road is full of epic areas to explore that allow you to bring your dog, get away […]

5 Reasons to stop at Toadstool Hoodoos near Kanab

Toadstool Hoodoos

Located off highway 89 between Kanab, UT and Page, AZ are the Toadstool Hoodoos, a fun little hike worth stopping for if you’re passing through. Hoodoos are commonly referred to as “goblins” or described as “mushrooms” and create some of the most interesting rock formations in the Southwest. It took millions of years of erosion […]

Big Horn Canyon in Escalante- a must see dog friendly slot canyon

Big Horn Canyon

If your fur baby is your adventure side-kick too, then you’ll most likely be scoping out dog-friendly hikes for your Southern Utah road trip. It isn’t common that you’ll come across a slot canyon suitable for dogs due to narrow passageways and crowds. But luckily for the both of you, the Big Horn Canyon is […]

10 Amazing Superstition Mountains Hikes for your Bucket List

Best Superstition Mountain Hikes.

Allow me to introduce you to the Superstition Mountains- an adventurers dream desert mountain range. Hosting magical waterfalls, deep canyons, steep cliff edges, and unique rock formations, this wilderness is the perfect destination for hiking, backpacking, and even rock climbing. The trail systems throughout the Superstition Mountain Wilderness are vast and allow you to create […]

The Birthing Cave in Sedona- EVERYTHING you need to know

Birthing Cave

The Birthing Cave in Sedona is one cave that is easy to access, making it a great addition to your Sedona itinerary. You most likely won’t be the only one soaking in the views here, but this hike still is one of the less popular ones in the area. Tucked back into the canyon wall […]

Keyhole Cave, Sedona And EXACTLY How To Find It (2023)

Keyhole Cave Sedona

If you’re fascinated by caves and the windows they create then you’ll love Keyhole Cave. This cave has a grand entrance that can be spotted miles away but is still tucked back off the beaten path so not many people visit it. Getting to this Sedona cave isn’t for beginner hikers or those afraid of […]

5 Of The Best Sedona Caves And How To Find Them

Sedona Caves

I hope you’re ready for an adventure because reaching each one of these Sedona caves requires a bit of path finding, steep inclines, and scrambling! Nonetheless, it will all be worth it. Sedona is full of beauty and unique rock formations, so each of these 5 caves will give you a completely different experience than […]

How to Kayak Antelope Canyon from Lake Powell

Kayak Antelope Canyon

There are plenty of slot canyons scattered across the Southwest but Antelope Canyon is arguably one of the most popular to visit. Its’ tall walls, narrow passages, and vibrant colors make it one of the most sought after for photographers and travelers from all over the world. If you’re looking to miss the crowds and […]

Take a cruise with Lake Pleasant Cruises- One of the best Phoenix attractions

Lake Pleasant Cruises

Lake Pleasant is the second largest body of water in Arizona and happens to be my favorite lake in the Phoenix area to run off to. Located just under an hour Northwest of downtown Phoenix, Lake Pleasant holds many outdoor recreation activities to choose from. One of my favorite things to do with friends and […]

Hiking Black Mountain Trail in Cave Creek- What to expect

Black Mountain, Cave Creek

Located just an hour northeast of Phoenix, the Black Mountain Trail is a great option to get out of the big city for a challenging little hike. Pair it with a day of touring the western town of Cave Creek and it’ll be well worth the drive. This trail is nestled within a beautiful neighborhood […]

Dolly Steamboat Cruise- The Best Way To Experience Canyon Lake

Dolly Steamboat Tour

Canyon Lake is one of the few lakes located just outside of the metro Phoenix area perfect for day adventures. Just over an hour drive from the city and you’ll find yourself presented with many opportunities- one of my favorite being The Dolly Steamboat Cruise! A fun and hassle-free way to get out on the […]

Hike Pinnacle Peak Trail in Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale

Pinnacle Peak Scottsdale

When you hear of Pinnacle Peak Trail you probably think you’re going to hike up to the rocky peak and have these amazing views of the valley. That isn’t the case, though. The name is a bit misleading since the trail actually leads you to the base of Pinnacle Peak and then skirts around it. […]

Best Guide To Hiking The Full South Kaibab Trail In One Day

South Kaibab Trail

If you’re planning a trip to the Grand Canyon South Rim and are on the hunt for the most scenic hike, you just found it. The South Kaibab Trail provides expansive views into the canyon and is one of the most well groomed trails on the south rim- an absolute must-see during your visit. What […]

Weavers Needle Loop Trail in the Superstition Mountains

Weavers Needle Loop

If you don’t know what Weavers Needle is you’ll be well acquainted with it after this hike! It is a tall, isolated rock that has become an iconic formation in the Superstition Mountains due to its uniqueness in appearance. The rock is so large that you can see it from miles and miles away while […]

8 Best Bryce Canyon Winter Hikes And Things To Do

Bryce Canyon Winter.

Bryce Canyon National Park is like a giant playground for adults. The arches, rock formations, and vibrant colors make it extremely magical but even more so when it is dusted with snow. If you’re looking to visit Bryce Canyon in winter then you’re in luck…and if you weren’t considering it yet then I hope this […]

Tom’s Thumb Trail In Scottsdale- All You Need To Know

Tom's Thumb

Named after a local rock climber, Tom Kreuser, Tom’s Thumb has become one of the most popular rock formations to visit in the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The smooth, bare, rock resembles a thumb sticking out of the ground, and has become an iconic destination for both hikers and climbers. If you’re looking for a […]

15 BEST Phoenix Holiday Events In 2023

Phoenix Holiday events

Every November lights are shining, music is ringing, ice rinks freeze, and Arizona is instantly transformed into Christmas cheer. If you’re filled with holiday spirit there will be no shortage of ways for you to spend Christmas in Arizona this year! This post covers the major Phoenix holiday events that are open for the 2023-2024 […]

The Most Epic Utah Road Trip Itinerary for 7-10 Days

Utah Road Trip Itinerary

Utah is home to 5 of the most thrilling and iconic U.S. National Parks known as The Mighty 5. People from all over the world travel here to experience a Utah road trip and explore these beautiful lands. While the National Parks are great destinations, I’ve found that Utah is also home to some of […]

How to find Broadway Cave in the Superstition Mountains, AZ

There is something about a cave that fascinates adventurers like me. It may be the uncharted mystery of what is inside or thrill of danger that draws us in…or it could just be because the window makes the best frame for silhouette photos! Either way, the Broadway Cave in the Superstition Mountains is one of […]

Camping at Lockett Meadow Campground in Flagstaff, AZ

Lockett Meadow Campground

For a real mountain camping experience, look no further. Lockett Meadow offers great views of the San Francisco Peaks while dry camping in the Aspens. You’ll have your option of hiking trails to explore with the chance to even hike into the San Francisco Peaks themselves. Truly one of the most surprising landscapes in Arizona […]

Hiking Cathedral Rock: All you need to know

One of the most iconic landmarks to photograph in Sedona, Arizona is Cathedral Rock. It sits just less that 5000 feet in elevation and although the climb to the top is short, the red rocks will make you work for it. Nonetheless, you’ll be rewarded with some of the best views for sunset or sunrise […]

Hike to Devil’s Bridge in Sedona, Arizona

If natural rock formations are your thing, you’ll love this one. Devil’s Bridge is Sedona’s largest natural sandstone arch and you can walk out onto it! It sits at 4,600 feet in elevation and you’ll have to climb roughly 420 feet to reach it. This gem is a must-see for travelers, photographers, and the like. […]

Hike to Kendrick Peak Lookout in Flagstaff, AZ

Kendrick Peak

Sitting at 10,423 feet is Kendrick Peak, an underrated trail located in Flagstaff, Arizona. It sits- yes you’re reading this correctly- in part of the San Francisco volcanic field. The volcanic field spans for 1,800 square miles between the Kaibab and Coconino National Forests in Arizona. Kendrick Peak has a long history, dating back to […]

Hike the Lockett Meadow Inner Basin Trail in Flagstaff, AZ

Lockett Meadow Inner Basin

When you think of Arizona landscapes, this is definitely not what comes to mind. That is what makes the Inner Basin Trail so unique- it is a pleasant surprise hidden in the San Francisco Peaks of Flagstaff. The San Francisco Peaks are the remains of a stratovolcano and cover 1,800 sqaure miles within the Kaibab […]

Exactly How To Find Soldier Pass Cave In Sedona

Soldier Pass Cave In Sedona.

Sedona is full of beautiful backdrops and interesting rock formations and Solider Pass Cave happens to be one that continues to amaze hikers and photographers. It’s unique shape and windows of light draw in visitors from all over the world. But it can be an easy one to miss! Unless you know where to go, […]

Charlie’s Bunion- Smoky Mountain National Park

Charles Bunion View

This hike has probably received it’s name in the most interesting or gross way… I’ll leave you to decide which. It wasn’t until during the hike my curiosity hit me- why is it called Charlie’s Bunion? Long story short- back in the day some man named Charlie actually hiked to the craggy peak. As the […]

Preparing for a road trip | 9 tips for a safer trip

Where has the New Year gone?! I can’t believe it is March already and spring is just about to start. Hopefully for many of you that means it is time to start planning for upcoming road trips! If you’ve been following me for a while now, I’m sure you’ve noticed I road trip…A LOT. Partly […]

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