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.
If I had one takeaway from my 48 hours in Carson Valley, it’s that this is a place that is still writing its history. It won’t look the same in five years, but it won’t change in the ways that matter, either.
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.
If you’re planning to make a Mighty Five road trip in southern Utah, then Cedar City should be on your itinerary. Not only is it close to the Mighty Five of Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion national parks, it has plenty of its own amazing landscapes and activities.
Tired of the same old Grand Canyon tourist attractions? If this isn’t your first Grand Canyon rodeo, or if you just want to experience the Grand Canyon with a little more excitement, these activities might be just what you’re looking for.
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.”