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  • Hike Point Lobos Natural Preserve

    Point Lobos contains headlands, coves and rolling meadows, and its offshore area forms one of the richest underwater habitats in the world, popular with divers. Wildlife includes seals, sea lions, sea otters, migrating gray whales (from December t...

    4 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike the Broken Arrow Trail to Chicken Point

    Start your hike at the Broken Arrow Trailhead, just .2 miles past the end of Morgan Rd. You will be immediately greeted by Sedona slickrock trails and red rock views for days! Take a minute to sneak a peek at Devil's Dining Room Sinkhole around 0....

    3 miles 325 ft gain

  • Desert Camp at White House Campground

    White House Trailhead & Campground sits just north of the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. There are only 5 walk-in sites ($5 per night), very clean bathrooms, and grilled firepit/picnic tables in each site. The camping area is surrounded ...

  • Hike to Enchanted Rock

    Once inside the park, you can't miss either parking lots that are surrounded by picnic tables and well marked signs pointing towards the trails. There are also some public restrooms and a truck with some snacks. Once geared up, head straight towar...

    5.4 miles 344 ft gain

  • Hike Pine Mountain

    The Pine Mountain Trail winds and climbs its way to awesome summit views, along massive granite outcrops and serene forest. Hike over wooden bridges, across sparkling streams, past misty waterfalls & rock outcroppings, varied forest, scenic ov...

    4.5 miles

  • Hike Marcos de Niza Ridgeline / National Loop

    This is somewhat of a hidden gem in South Mountain Park, the largest municipal park in the United States, even though it's right there for all to see. The best way to take advantage of this trail is to attack the ridgeline with an intense hiking p...

    2.8 miles 640 ft gain

  • Picnic at Banjo Bill

    Nestled in Oak Creek Canyon, and throughout the Red Rock District are several picnic and day-use areas. Popular sites include; West Fork, Red Rock Crossing, Banjo Bill and Grasshopper, which provide unique hiking, creek side picnicking, swimming a...

  • Hike Fatman's Loop

    Sitting on the eastern slope of Mt Elden is a super fun multi-use trail called Fatman's Loop. It's a perfect spot for hiking, trail running, day strolling, or walking the pup. All the while, treating you to glimpses of the eastern suburbs of Flags...

    2.5 miles 690 ft gain

  • Hike Mojave Connector Trail #202

    The best starting point to access this hike is parking at the Mojave Picnic Area and heading up the Mojave Trail #200. At .4 miles, you will hit the junction and stating point for the Mojave Connector Trail. Head left at the saddle and begin a rap...

    1.1 miles 165 ft gain

  • Hike Mojave Trail #200

    The entrance for the Piestewa Peak area is located at 2701 E. Squaw Peak Drive. The Mojave Picnic Area & Trailhead is the first parking area on the right. This is a very popular trail when the outside temps drop a bit so get there early for su...

    1.2 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike Incinerator Ridge to Leopold Point

    Starting out at San Pedro Vista Trailhead, located just off the shoulder of the Catalina Highway, this trail follows along the ridgeline, drops to a small saddle, and terminates at a gorgeous vista: Leopold Point. There is only 1 sign that you wil...

    3.2 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike Quartz Ridge

    Quartz Ridge in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve (also known as Trail 8A) is a great escape getaway trail that can be done as a single track or combined with many intersecting trails. It is a very popular trail for hikers, trail runners, pet walkers,...

    1.8 miles 415 ft gain

  • Hike up Cookstove Trail

    Either a compliment to a night spent at the Pine Flat Campground or a quick day hike to top of your Sedona/Oak Creek adventure, this short hike will give you an alternative, but comparatively gorgeous view of the Sedona Area.This trail starts just...

    1.6 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike the South Lykken Trail to Picnic Area

    The South Lykken Trail is the south half of the 9.5-mile Carl Lykken Trail, which weaves along a series of mountain ridges above downtown Palm Springs.This section of the trail runs 4.4 miles one-way. You will gain just over 1000ft of elevation at...

    4.4 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Raft The Grand Canyon

    If rafting the Grand Canyon is not towards the top of your bucket list, make room. There are only so many experiences that are so incredible and grand that they can humble, amaze, and awe you day after day during, as well as for the years that fol...

  • Hike Mount LamLam

    Mount Lamlam is 1,332 ft above sea level at its highest point, but, since it rises from the Mariana Trench, it is technically the highest mountain on Earth. It isn't the highest mountain above water, but if you dropped Everest in the Mariana Trenc...

    2.7 miles 830 ft gain

  • Backpack the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Garden and Bright Angel Campgrounds

    The Bright Angel Trail is considered the park’s premier hiking trail. Well maintained, graded for stock, with regular drinking water and covered rest-houses, it is without question the safest trail in Grand Canyon National Park. There is a ranger ...

    19.8 miles 4314 ft gain

  • Hike Carney Springs to Superstition Peak 5057

    This is the true beast hike of the Superstitions. If you think Flatiron is a toughy, give this a whirl! You will be poked, prodded, slapped, smacked, jolted, tripped and stabbed the entire way, but rewarded with arguably the finest sights the vall...

    9.5 miles 3600 ft gain

  • MTB the Hart Prairie Loop

    This outstanding loop takes in high altitude meadows, aspen glades, fabulous evergreen forest, and unbelievable views in the San Francisco Peaks. The ride lacks any technical challenges, but long and consistent uphill grades (at high elevation) ma...

    15.2 miles 1198 ft gain

  • Exploring the Beauty of Point Lobos

    The Point Lobos area contains headlands, coves and rolling meadows, and its offshore area forms one of the richest underwater habitats in the world, popular with divers. Wildlife includes seals, sea lions, sea otters, migrating gray whales (from D...

  • Bike Schultz Creek Loop in Flagstaff

    This loop uses the Moto and Arizona trails for the ascent, and comes down via Schultz Creek. The ride can be done in either direction, but the more relaxed grade and less rocky Moto/AZ Trails make it a bit easier to do this route clockwise.From th...

    11.5 miles 928 ft gain

  • SUP the Snake River to Pillar Falls2

    There may not be a better way to beat the heat on a scorching summer day, then to hop onto a SUP and hit the Snake River. For a quick and super easy paddle,  cruise under the Perrine Bridge where you may just get the chance to see people basejumpi...

  • SUP Board or Float the Salt River

    With the temps soaring high into the triple digits in the desert, the best way to escape the city and the heat is to hit the Salt River. There are multiple ways to enjoy the river: kayaking, SUP boarding, tubing, fishing, wading or picnicking to n...

  • Summit Weavers Needle

    Lace up your boots, stock up your gear, bid farewell to civilization and head out to the wild. This adventure is not one for the faint of heart. It will scrape, snag, trip and stumble you. It will scare, taunt and tantalize you. You will need to e...

    8.1 miles 2153 ft gain