Arizona

Hiking Dos Cabezas – Arizona

This is a guest post by Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide for Southwest Discoveries, a hiking and adventure company based in Tucson. In this article, he writes about climbing up Dos Cabezas, a mountain range known for its twin granite peaks (thus the name “two heads” in Spanish). Read on as he takes us along with him on his journey to the peak of Dos Cabezas, beginning with his exhilaration at the summit.   Dos Cabezas – Hiking a Desert Classic After two hours of steep off-trail scrambling, including climbing underneath a giant chock stone propped…

Seven Amazing Southwest Adventures

  Hiking in the southwest offers some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth. Deep canyons, roaring rivers, majestic rock formations, desolate valleys, and tight slot canyons are just a few of the wonders you can experience in the southwest. Everywhere you turn there seems to be a new place to discover and explore. Our friend, Mitch Stevens, lead guide and founder of Southwest Discoveries, has compiled a list of 7 grand adventures in the southwest. As a tour guide and avid hiker, Mitch has hiked through numerous southwest environments and has decided to share with us his favorites…

Reviewing Arizona’s Slide Rock State Park

GRADING Overall Score: A Cost: A ($10 per vehicle with 4 people, $3 each for extra passengers; cash payment requires exact change) Fun Potential: A Recommended?: Yes *Summer hours 8am-7pm (last entry is 6:30pm, open all year, check website for more info) If you’re traveling to Sedona, Arizona, be sure to take a ride down a natural waterslide at Arizona’s Slide Rock State Park. North of downtown Sedona on Highway 89A, Slide Rock State Park gets its name from an area of slick rock on the bottom of a creek, with natural grooves that…

Hiking in Phoenix – Salome Jug

Hiking at Salome Jug – A Thrilling Canyon Adventure! Guest post by Mitch Stevens I’m Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide for Southwest Discoveries, a hiking and adventure company based in Tucson. Born and raised in New York City, I came to discover the great outdoors and fell in love with Arizona’s special places. This is part three of a three part series about hiking in Phoenix. Click here for the first part of Mitch’s Hiking in Phoenix series featuring Devil’s Canyon and click here for part two, featuring Aravaipa. Salome Jug is a…