All posts in AZ Outdoor Adventures

  • Picacho Peak State Park
    March 3, 2015, 1 Comment

    Picacho Peak is hard to miss, if not for its distinctive shape then for the fact that it is the only significant peak for miles around, rising like a cathedral […]

  • Lake Powell
    Lake Powell & Glen Canyon Recreation Area
    February 22, 2015, Comments Off on Lake Powell & Glen Canyon Recreation Area

    The sparkling blue waters of Lake Powell and Glen Canyon reflect the azure blue skies of the American Southwest, and provide a vivid contrast to the soaring red-rock cliffs that […]

  • Sunset Crater
    The Mogollon Rim
    February 7, 2015, Comments Off on The Mogollon Rim

    The Mogollon Rim runs through much of the northern and central part of Arizona. It is formed by the southern limit of the Colorado Plateau. The Colorado Plateau was uplifted […]

  • 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 […]

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