Arizona is one of the best states for hiking! Whether a gorgeous trail passes through the Sonoran Desert, a majestic canyon, Sedona’s unique red rock bluffs, or the pine and aspen filled slopes of Flagstaff, there are a number of hiking tips that can help assure maximum hiking pleasure. Below are a number of hiking tips to help you enjoy Arizona’s great outdoors.


Arizona Hiking Tips

 

Landscape,Hiker, Rock Face, Sunshine, Choosing the Perfect Hiking Shoe or BootChoosing the Perfect Hiking Shoe or Boot Your hiking footwear has the most radical impact on whether you reminisce about your hike in “Whoo Hoo!” or “*!%*!#*%!” terms. Use this easy-to-follow guide to id the most important features of a good shoe or boot.

 

Rattlesnake_1200x900The Truth about Rattlesnakes in Arizona

This easy-to-follow guide covers the myths and truths about rattlesnakes in Arizona. Including solid information about chances of running into them, what to do if you do come across one, dealing with a bite, and more.

 

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Whether you’re heading out on a short 1-mile, or long 20-mile day hike, here’s a list of essential items to bring with you, including water, fuel, a basic safety kit and more.

 

Bottle of Water, sunny, Sky, Arizona, Palo Verdes, Saguaro, Hiking Tips, Hiking in Arizona TipsH2O 101: How much Water to Bring on a Hike

Keeping hydrated is one of the most important factors in assuring a great hiking experience. Use this helpful guide to figure how much water to bring on a hike.

 

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If the sun is getting lower on the horizon, use this easy – no tools required – trick to measure how much daylight is left to hike in. Is it time to turn back to the trailhead?

 

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Arizona’s 100+ degree summer temperatures can put a definite crimp on hiking. Follow these tips to enjoy getting out there, even during the hot months.

 

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There area so many benefits, both mental and physical, that come from hiking. Here are 10 great reasons to get out there and enjoy time on the trail.

 

Arizona's Fall color. A close up view of gold and green Aspen leaves on a tree trunk. Taken on the Kachina Hiking Trail in the San Francisco Mountains outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. 10 Best Hikes to Experience Arizona’s Fall Color.Copyright azutopia. No use without permission.Landscape view of hikers on the Bear Jaw Hiking Trail, in the San Francisco Mountains outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. With Fall Aspens behind them. 10 Best Hikes to Experience Arizona’s Fall Color. Copyright azutopia. No use without permission.Landscape view of the fall Aspens on the slope of the San Francisco Mountains, outside of Flagstaff, Arizona, from the Inner Basin Hiking Trail. 10 Best Hikes to Experience Arizona’s Fall Color. Copyright azutopia. No use without permission.10 Best Hikes to Experience Arizona’s Fall Color 

Here’s our pick of the 10 best hikes to experience Arizona’s Fall color – each one getting you up close and personal to the trees, for a full immersion in this seasonal color-palooza.