Tag Archive: Things to do in Arizona

Dec 22

Humphreys Peak: Arizona Trekking

Arizona is a state filled with some incredible hikes.  Humphreys Peak is the penultimate high altitude hike.  Climbing to 12,633 feet over its 4.7-mile trail.  That is a whole bunch of up.  But once conquered we could say that we hiked the tallest mountain in Arizona.  Not that I plan to or have the heart …

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Dec 21

Baldwin Loop Trail: Sedona

The Baldwin Loop Trail is a classic Sedona hike with views of one of the more famous rock formations in the area.  For those into hiking it is a must do trail.  Highly ranked in most of the guide books.  Baldwin Loop Trail is an easy 3.3-mile hike that is mostly exposed to the sun.  …

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Dec 16

Fort Tuthill County Park: Flagstaff

After getting to spend 9 days in the Flagstaff area of Arizona the same question kept popping up.  Why can’t this be in where I live.  Fort Tuthill Country Park was one of those places.  A scenic county park with an enjoyable multi-use trail.  My cross-country team ended up using Fort Tuthill quite a bit …

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Dec 13

Fay Canyon Trail: Sedona

The Fay Canyon Trail offers something that many of the Sedona Hikes do not, shade.  Now shade is not something one would normally look for in hike.  Usually it is about the scenery, wildlife, payoff at the end something along those guidelines.   However, out in the Arizona sunshine having the chance to have the sun …

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Dec 06

Lava Flow Trail: Sunset Crater National Monument

The best hike in the Sunset Crater National Monument in Arizona is the Lava Flow Trail.  A short mile long loop that explores the volcanic landscape.  Overlooked by the San Francisco Peaks and Sunset Crater the Lava Flow Trail offers the best scenery in the park.   The Lava Flow Trail is an interpretive loop hike with …

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Dec 04

Lennox Crater Trail: Sunset Crater National Monument

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In a land of scenic views the Lennox Crater Trail offers yet once again another one.  A steep short trail that once I gathered my breath I was able to enjoy the fine sight of the San Francisco Peaks and the Bonito Lava Flow below.  A nice workout.  Worth doing if you have the time …

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Dec 03

Out of Africa: Revisit

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! If it has claws, sharp teeth, and roars chances are it will have a nice home at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park.  Such a large variety of predators on display. However, it has a lot more to offer than just a typical zoo experience.  It is probably the …

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Nov 30

Rim Trail: Walnut Canyon National Monument

Scenic, short, and flat, top three things that make for a “hey everybody can do this one” hike.  The Rim Trail at Walnut Canyon National Monument is an easy .7-mile trail that offers some wonderful views of the canyon below.  Home to over 300 cliff dwellings of the Sinagua people.  Walnut Canyon National Monument offers …

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Nov 28

Island Trail: Walnut Canyon National Monument

Easy to visualize but hard to fathom how any group of people would not only live on a cliff side rim but thrive.  The Island Trail provides a close up look at this historical site.  The trail drops 185 feet over a series of steps.  Once down to the “island” part of the trail the …

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Nov 27

Bearizona: Revisit

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What a difference a few years make.   It seems like we had just visited Bearizona, but the years are flying by.  Three quick years later and we were back in the Flagstaff area of Arizona.  This trip was more of a work related adventure.  I brought my inner-city cross-country guys along to do some high-altitude …

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