Central Hiking

Kinder Crossing Trail

In German, kinder means “children.” It’s one of the root words in “kindergarten,” which translates to “children’s garden.” Although this hike is…
Southern Scenic Drives

Upper Eagle Creek Road

There’s so much to see along the Coronado Trail — the steep, twisting 120-mile jaunt between the Eastern Arizona towns of Springerville and Clifton…
Central Hiking

Salida Gulch Trail

This isn’t a hike with an obvious payoff. Not like Old Baldy, Bear Mountain or the Rainbow Rim. The allure of this loop is the rejuvenation that…
Central Scenic Drives

Thumb Butte Loop

“Directly west of the town of Prescott, [Arizona Territory], this solitary butte shows conspicuously, rising its head from a sea of pines, a monarch…
Central Hiking

Bull Springs Trail

Like Jean-Jacques Rousseau wandering the province of Savoy, you could hike alone in the Juniper Mesa Wilderness a dozen times and never see another…
Eastern Scenic Drives

Forest Road 61

There’s so much natural beauty in the White Mountains that it’s easy to overlook the reminders of pioneer life also on display in this part of…
Central Hiking

Woodchute Trail

In the same way that a Paul Hobbs 2018 Nathan Coombs Estate cabernet sauvignon pairs nicely with filet mignon, this scenic hike in Central Arizona…
Northern Scenic Drives

Forest Road 307

Millions of people find their way to the Grand Canyon every year, and most of them follow paved roads to get there. That’s understandable: Arizona’s…