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In Depth

This story ran in Arizona Highways' January 2015 issue.

Editor’s Note: If you’re a longtime reader of Arizona Highways, you’re familiar with Charles Bowden. For decades, his beautiful words have been appearing on the pages of our magazine. Sadly, Mr. Bowden died unexpectedly on August 30, 2014. Like so many others, we were devastated by the news. As a writer, teacher and friend, he leaves a void that cannot be filled.

Toward evening during the hot breath of summer, the desert air matches the body temperature and the line dissolves between your body and the world around you. As a boy, I’d walk the dog under a tree in the corner of the park at twilight and hummingbirds would hover just over my head. I knew nothing of their customs or various nations then. But my boy’s eyes glimpsed an open door as the night came down and the promise of what I could be and learn if I left the everyday world and spun up into the sky.

For a long time I seemed to lose that feeling, but now I want to find that open door again. A rufous...

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Photograph by Bruce D. Taubert

History, Nature & Culture


In 1926, Carl Mayhew was newly in love. No doubt, he still loved his wife of 14 years, and Ethel had no cause for jealousy. Because Carl was not infatuated with another woman...

Photograph: Courtesy of Sedona Heritage Museum


Although damselflies are commonly mistaken for dragonflies, these insects are smaller and slimmer. Most damselfly species, including the common bluetail (Ischnura...

Photograph by Bruce D. Taubert


This story ran in Arizona Highways' August 2015 issue.

For the White Mountain Apache Tribe, history lives...

Photograph by Bruce D. Taubert


Escape to the heart of Arizona in charming Payson! Discover a vibrant community bursting with events for all ages...

Unwind down the Verde River for a kayaking adventure. Two easy access points to the Verde River make activities on...

Nestled in the heart of Northern Arizona, the town of Williams is a true hidden gem. Situated close to the Grand Canyon...

Millions of people visit Arizona every year, and for good reason. From the iconic Grand Canyon to world-class resorts,...