Arizona

Risks and Recklessness in the Grand Canyon

Last summer, I made my second trek across the width of the Grand Canyon. Twenty-four miles hiked, descending 6,000 feet and trekking up 4,500 feet, from north rim to south rim, in early July, braving hot hikes and early mornings, all to immerse myself in the beauty of the canyon. Despite the familiarity of the hike, I was still in awe of the power of nature, the respect I have for the land, and the inspiration of those that first walked and lived in these lands…

Visiting Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

Meteor Crater Natural Landmark Meteor Crater Road, Winslow, AZ GRADING Overall Score: B Recommended?: Yes Information: Open daily 8 am – 5 pm Closed on Christmas Day, open Thanksgiving Day 8 am – 1 pm Located off Exit 233 on Interstate 40 Free parking Schools and group tours welcome Admission Prices: Adults: $18 Seniors 60+: $16 Children 6-17: $9 Veterans: $9 Active Duty Military: Free Regular admission does not include the 4D Experience Room admission. This costs an additional $5 for adults and children ages 6 and up…

A Rim-to-Rim Grand Canyon Packing List

    Are you ready to hike the entire width of the Grand Canyon? Looking for a rim-to-rim Grand Canyon packing list? Look no further! Congratulations to you for deciding to undertake this 24 mile trip into the most magnificent and grandest of canyons…

3 Incredible Hikes in Tucson

This is a guest post from Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide of Southwest Discoveries. Based out of Tucson, Arizona, Southwest Discoveries offers multi-generational guided tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Horseshoe Bend, the Tortolita Mountains, and more. Visit Southwest Discoveries for more information, and click here for Mitch’s blog. The finest hikes in Tucson are arguably some of the best rambles in the world. From lush Sonoran Desert – the most fascinating of arid lands on the planet – to picturesque mountain ranges, it’s easy to see what attracts hikers to southern Arizona. As you…