Sierra Vista means Mountain View, and mountains mean outdoor adventure! When you’ve had your fill of tacos and wine, spend some time exploring the local trails. Mountain bikers will be impressed with highly-rated singletrack, while hikers will find even more options.
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Meander past historic buildings or climb to the lookout on the Hamburg Trail. No matter how far you go, you’re bound to enjoy the company of dragonflies, mischievous squirrels, and flowering agave.
Some towns carve out unique spaces for themselves as a true mountain destination. They have just the right vibe as you walk down the street, the perfect trails that you can easily find and enjoy on foot or on bike, and food so special that certain dishes will forever remind you of your time there. It takes history, the great outdoors, and intentionality on the part of the community to create a place that sticks out like this. And we just found a new one: Superior, Arizona.
“Adventure, elevated” is exactly right—and it’s exactly what we all want right about now. As you look into 2021 and beyond for your next getaway, raise your sights a little higher to Superior, Arizona.
Planning a trip to visit Arizona in the spring? Maybe you caught wind of Arizona’s “superbloom” in 2019 and you want to see the wildflowers for yourself. Perhaps you’re making the trip to hopefully catch a few spring training games to get excited for baseball season....
These six southern Arizona state parks are just a few of many, and they’re all connected by legacy, legend, lore, and the great outdoors. We are highlighting these parks because they all are close to large communities, where you can pick up wifi and coffee for classes, client calls, and projects before and after escaping to the parks.
It’s about leaving these places we visit better for the travelers who come tomorrow, next week, next year, and in the centuries to come. As I reflected on my own behaviors in the outdoors, I thought about the ways my family also reduces their impact.
This is the ultimate American west road trip. Utah has five national parks in just the southern half of the state, so you could easily cover ground without covering an overwhelming amount of distance. Add a sixth national park to the trip by hitting up the less traveled north rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona!
Author, Christine Reed, tells a sweet story about her experience with Grand Canyon National Park, as part of a Visit USA Parks essay contest. “I knew Arizona was magic and I wanted to be in it.”
Traveling from Phoenix to the Mojave Desert, I stopped in Parker, Arizona for a few days. This unique gem of a destination is located within the “West Coast” region of Arizona on the Colorado River and isn’t far from larger metropolitan areas like Phoenix (160 miles) and Las Vegas (178 miles). I was delighted by the fascinating attractions around this small town! I hiked outside in a mountain park, wandered around a ghost town, and spent the afternoon relaxing in the Colorado River. Less than two hours from Joshua Tree National Park, Parker is such a fun place to pass a few days.