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…
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…
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…
Central Hiking

Horton Creek Trail

“The Rim,” Raymond Carlson wrote in the April 1966 issue of Arizona Highways, “is scenery, history, virgin wilderness, so rough only small portions…
Southern Hiking

Arizona Trail Loop

Kannally Ranch isn’t as familiar as Phantom Ranch. Or the Babacomari. But it’s on the National Register of Historic Places, and the state park that…
Southern Hiking

Old Baldy Trail

The first thing that’ll come to mind when you catch your first glimpse of Mount Wrightson is: Holy moly! Or something more graphic. Your second…
Central Hiking

Woods Canyon Trail

Unless you’re Rob Krar, extreme trail running is ill-advised. For Krar, an elite endurance athlete who lives in Flagstaff, it’s a way of life — he…