Southern Hiking

Centella Trail

Chiricahua Mountains, Coronado National Forest In Spanish, centella means “flash.” Or “streak of lightning.” “Thunderbolt” is another way to say it…
Central Hiking

Gaddes Canyon Trail

Mingus Mountain Widforss, West Baldy, the Inner Basin … some of the state’s best trails are best hiked in October, when the green of summer gives…
Central Hiking

Coleman Trail

Mingus Mountain, Prescott National Forest On May 15, 1920, Aldo Leopold sent an inspection memorandum to the supervisor of the Prescott National…
Central Hiking

Loy Canyon Trail

Coconino National Forest, Sedona Of all the hikes in the Sedona backcountry, the Loy Canyon Trail is one of the best. Nevertheless, it’s never too…
Southern Hiking

Estes Canyon-Bull Pasture Loop

There are 714 biosphere reserves in the world. And 28 in the United States. There’s one in Arizona. It was established in 1976 at Organ Pipe Cactus…
Central Hiking

Gila River Canyons

The birthplace of basketball was in Massachusetts. Blue jeans were born in California. There isn’t a definitive point of origin for wilderness areas…
Central Hiking

Spur Cross-Dragonfly Loop

Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Cave Creek It’s pretty quiet on the Spur Cross Ranch. That wasn’t always the case. Just south of what’s now…
Central Hiking

Hidden Valley Trail

The mystique of the Old West leads to a lot of urban legends, including the myth that South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the…