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Northern Arizona Fall Foliage Gallery 2016

2016 was another amazing fall foliage season in Northern Arizona. Many may be surprised to find out that Northern Arizona, not to be confused with the mostly barren southern portion of the state, is considered to be one of the top destinations in the country for leaf peeping. This will likely really come as a surprise to […]

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 […]

A Picturesque High Altitude Stroll Along Northern Arizona’s Kachina Trail

The Kachina Trail is one of 3 hiking options at Arizona Snowbowl, a year-round outdoor destination for various sports such as skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, running, and mountain biking. While the most popular summer activity is taking a scenic chairlift ride, a more budget friendly & peaceful alternative is enjoying one of the gorgeous nature trails. While […]

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 Winter Wonderland in Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, Arizona was recently declared Arizona’s official Winter Wonderland by Governor Doug Ducey. When thinking of an Arizona winter escape, palm trees, golf, and sunny, warm days typically come to mind. However, a winter trip to Northern Arizona is a fantasy for anyone who loves snow and winter recreation. Wintertime in Northern Arizona is a […]

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. […]

Attraction of the Week: Pluto-Palooza at the Lowell Observatory

The Lowell Observatory, located just 1 mile from downtown Flagstaff Arizona atop a mesa known as Mars Hill, is most famous for being the site of the discovery of Pluto. Founded in 1894 by Boston mathematician/astronomer Percival Lowell, this observatory is one of the oldest in the country. In 2011, the observatory was recognized as […]