If you’re new to recreating in the outdoors–whether it’s hiking on a local trail, visiting a national park, or practicing dispersed camping–following all the best practices can seem complicated or restrictive at first. We break it down.
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East of the notorious Wave formation, White Pocket requires an arduous 4WD approach, but visitors are rewarded with fascinating and bizarre landscapes for miles. Twisted geology and ice cream colored rock will leave your imagination reeling.
With more than 30 unique state parks to choose from in Arizona, there is truly something for everyone. But with so many options, it can be difficult to determine where to plan your upcoming trip! Let this guide to four diverse parks help you narrow it down this summer.
In the forested stretches above Cedar City, Brian Head Ski Resort dishes out powder days to those seeking turns. From the vantage at the ski resort, red rock formations in the distance gleam under fresh snow. This is truly a unique experience from a ski lift!
The red cliffs became more vibrant, and the yucca, ocotillo, agave, cactus and other desert plants stood proudly on the trailside. Truly, this state park is such a wonderful place to play, and it’s only a few miles from Old Town Cottonwood, making it a breeze to get on the trails.
I caught myself getting lost in the scenery around when I hit a rock and flew off my bike sideways. The guys I was riding with quickly returned to check on me, but I dusted myself off and kept grinning down the trail.
Over the course of five days, you’ll spy for bobcats and hawks, hike quiet trails beneath the famous red rocks of Sedona, and live the good life on a lake—whether that means days spent on the quad or in quiet reflection.
Kingman, Arizona’s colorful Route 66 paraphernalia is so charming, chances are that you remember passing through town even if you didn’t stop. But did you know it’s an adventure destination, too?
Camping in Bryce Canyon Country with care and attention—and leaving without a trace—will not only make your experience more peaceful, it will also preserve that perfect spot for you for years of return trips.
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.