Central Scenic Drives

Dane Ridge

Aspens and maples. When it comes to fall color in Arizona, it seems like those two tree species get most of the attention. They put on spectacular…
Northern Hiking

Aspen Loop Trail

Populous tremuloides. That’s their Latin name. In English, they’re known as “quaking aspens” — forest rangers and tree huggers like to call them “…
Central Hiking

Groom Creek Loop

At one time, Prescott was the capital city of Arizona. There are many reasons it was moved to Phoenix. The Groom Creek area just south of town wasn’t…
Scenic Drives

Turkey Creek Road

Johnny Ringo, notorious outlaw and enemy of Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp, met his end in the Chiricahua Mountains in July 1882. On this fact, people…
Northern Hiking

North Kaibab Trail

There’s no shortage of great hikes on the North Rim: Widforss, Uncle Jim, Ken Patrick. Most, however, at least in the vicinity of Grand Canyon Lodge…
Northern Scenic Drives

Saddle Mountain Overlook

What’s the highest mountain in Grand Canyon National Park? Your first guess might be Point Imperial (8,803 feet), but that’s an overlook, not a…
Central Scenic Drives

Swift Trail

Arizona has its share of deceptively named roads. The Senator Highway — which in places barely qualifies as a road, let alone a highway — is one of…
Southern Hiking

Hamburg Trail

“Ramsey chokes on quiet,” Charles Bowden wrote in the November 1982 issue of Arizona Highways. “A blue-throated lizard scoots up a tree. The snap of…