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Arizona Snowbowl in the Fall: Shimmering Golden Aspens Everywhere

Flagstaff, Northern Arizona’s most populated high altitude city, is most well-known for being located in the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest. At 7000 feet in elevation, the scenery is quite different than the rest of Arizona. Tourists from Southern Arizona and all over the West flock here each summer to enjoy cool recreation in the […]

Bear Jaw: A High Altitude Adventure on the San Francisco Peaks

Bear Jaw is one of the most jaw dropping trails in Flagstaff, Arizona, an area known for its’ abundance of picturesque year-round recreational opportunities. As stunning as the scenery is, a hike along Bear Jaw is no easy feat. Starting at an elevation of 8550 feet, you will climb over 1000 feet to an ending […]

9 Places to See Fall Color in Arizona

Surprisingly, Arizona is a hotspot for fall color. One usually thinks of Arizona as solely a hot desert destination without the slightest evidence of fall. On the contrary, Northern Arizona is home to a number of high altitude areas which see plenty of golden aspens and brisk temperatures this time of year. While temperatures in Southern Arizona cities […]

10 Festive Halloween Attractions & Activities

It’s that time of the year again when we can finally pack away the shorts & flip flops, turn off the air conditioning and feel the cool breeze coming in through the windows, and enjoy all types of pumpkin treats and festive fall attractions. With an abundance of seasonal fun including pumpkin spice lattes, fall color […]

51 Fun & Free (or Cheap) Things to do in Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, Arizona is many things including gateway to the Grand Canyon, Arizona’s premier 4 season destination, as well as a popular starting point for exploring natural attractions throughout the Southwest. Located 7000 feet above sea level, the city is the 2nd highest in the US (counting only cities with a population above 25,000). This means […]

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 […]

Hiking to the Top of Slate Mountain: The Best Trail Near Flagstaff

The Slate Mountain Trail, located 40 minutes outside of Flagstaff along Hwy 180 enroute to the Grand Canyon, is one of the area’s most under appreciated hikes. The gradual 2.16 mile climb to the top is quite a workout, although the views are some of the most amazing in the region. The elevation gain is […]

A Beautiful Autumn Walk Along Flagstaff’s Inner Basin Trail

Flagstaff, a small town in Northern Arizona located at 7000 feet (the highest elevated city in the state of Arizona and one of the highest in the US), is the go to spot for fall in Arizona. The many aspen trees found along various hiking trails make it a popular leaf peeping destination come fall. […]

Bismark Lake: A Peaceful Walk through Northern Arizona Wilderness

The small city of Flagstaff in Northern Arizona, surrounded by the beautiful Cococino National Forest, is home to miles and miles of gorgeous hiking trails. Taking some time out to explore the natural beauty of the region via outdoor recreation is a simple experience, yet one that is strikingly different than visiting shops, restaurants, and […]

Attraction of the Week: The Beautiful Trails at Northern Arizona’s Fort Tuthill County Park

Fort Tuthill, a beautiful 413 acre Northern Arizona park located in Cococino County just a few miles outside of Flagstaff, offers plenty of amenities including tennis, basketball & volleyball courts, an amphitheater, picnic shelters, an adventure course, and several miles of hiking and biking trails. All of these wonderful activities are in the beautiful setting […]