All posts in AZ Outdoor Adventures

  • South Mountain Park
    December 3, 2014, Comments Off on South Mountain Park

    Located just south of the downtown area of Phoenix, South Mountain Park (17,000 acres) is one of the largest municipally operated parks in the country. There are 51 miles of […]

  • Chiricahua National Monument
    September 8, 2014, Comments Off on Chiricahua National Monument

    Chiricahua National Monument, located in southern Arizona, is one of several “sky island” mountain ranges surrounded by expansive desert grasslands. Chiricahau was sculpted by ice, water and wind over millions […]

  • Lee’s Ferry, Arizona
    September 3, 2014, 1 Comment

    Lee’s Ferry is considered the “official” starting place of the Grand Canyon. In the early days of the small settlement that sprang up on the banks of the Colorado River, […]

  • Canyon De Chelly National Monument
    Canyon de Chelly National Monument
    August 24, 2014, Comments Off on Canyon de Chelly National Monument

    Tucked in a canyon on the Colorado Plateau, deep within soaring sandstone walls, is one of the most sacred sites to the Navajo Indians. They call it tseyi “place within […]

  • Top 5 Places to go Boating in Arizona
    July 1, 2014, Comments Off on Top 5 Places to go Boating in Arizona

    When temperatures soar into the triple digits in many places in the southwest, boating is a great way to cool off. Arizona has some fantastic places to getaway and beat […]

  • The Grand Canyon
    May 17, 2014, Comments Off on The Grand Canyon

    Located in Northern Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park should be on everyone’s bucket list of things to see. Here’s why. After 25 years as a writer, I still find it […]

  • Buckskin Mountain State Park
    May 12, 2014, Comments Off on Buckskin Mountain State Park

    Located north of Parker, Arizona, 1,677-acre Buckskin Mountain State Park is situated on the banks of the Colorado River. It is tucked between the two dams. Parker Dam, the world’s […]

  • Dead Horse Ranch State Park
    April 12, 2014, Comments Off on Dead Horse Ranch State Park

    Dead Horse Ranch State Park is located in the Verde Valley of Arizona. The Verde River offers a beautiful riparian environment along a six mile stretch of the Verde River […]

  • Antelope Canyon
    February 21, 2014, Comments Off on Antelope Canyon

    Antelope Canyon is probably one of the most famous and magnificent slot canyons in the world. The seasonal stream of Antelope Creek flows into Lake Powell three miles east of […]

  • Catalina State Park
    Catalina State Park, Arizona
    October 4, 2013, Comments Off on Catalina State Park, Arizona

    At the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains sits Catalina State Park — 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons and streams just minutes away from Tucson, Arizona. Over 5,000 iconic saguaro […]

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