Central Hiking

Echo Canyon Trail

Climbing Camelback Mountain can be frustrating. Parking is an ordeal, too many hikers wear too much cologne, and the single-file line can feel like a…
Central Hiking

Pyramid Trail

The debate about the “north” and the “south” usually centers on Mid-Atlantic battlefields, but sometimes, it spills over into Arizona, too. In…
Southern Hiking

Guindani Trail

As a mountain range, it’s hard to stand out in Southern Arizona, where the Santa Catalinas, Santa Ritas, Huachucas and Chiricahuas harbor an…
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…