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Hiking Hotspot: Flagstaff’s Incredible Inner Basin Trail

Lockett Meadow to Inner Basin, a spectacular 1.7 mile out-and-back journey through towering aspen trees, is Flagstaff’s premier fall and summer hike. If there is any trail to add to your Northern Arizona outdoor adventure bucket list, the Inner Basin hike is definitely one of the most worthy additions. You will start at Lockett Meadow campground […]

The Petrified National Forest: More than 225 Millions Years in the Making

The Petrified National Forest, located nearby Holbrook in the Northeastern portion of the state, is named as so for its’ large quantities of petrified wood. In 1906, the forest became a national monument. During the Triassic Period (which came just before Jurassic and is therefore known as “Dawn of the Dinosaurs”), the land which now […]

Exploring the Beautiful South Rim of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. Anyone planning a summer road trip out West should plan for a dedicated trip, or at least a day visit, to this marvel of nature. This amazing sight is 1 mile deep, 18 miles wide, and […]

All Aboard The Grand Canyon Railway

The Grand Canyon Railway is a fun & stress-free mode of transportation to the magnificent South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The train departs daily from the historic depot in Williams (built in 1908 by the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad) and makes the 2 hour, 65 mile journey to the Grand Canyon Depot […]

A Scenic & Relaxing Cruise Around Southern Arizona’s Saguaro Lake

Taking a narrated ride along Saguaro Lake, located inside the Tonto National Forest just outside of Mesa, is the perfect summer activity. When it is just too hot to do any other outdoor activity in the Phoenix area, an air conditioned boat ride sounds nice. Brutal 100+ degree daytime summer temps can make any outdoor […]