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Sycamore Rim Hiking Trail Loop

★★★★☆ Easy / East of Williams  Each snippet of this easy rim trail is stunningly beautiful! With five trailheads to choose from, it’s a breeze to hike just a mile or two, or make the full 11-mile loop. Either way, the Sycamore Rim Hiking Trail is chock-a-block full of jaw-droppingly good views, seasonal waterfalls, wildflowers and…

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Veit Springs Hiking Trail Loop to Lamar Haines Area

★★★☆☆ Easy / Flagstaff This short little alpine hike is loaded with history and is a blast to explore. In under 2 miles, the Veit Springs Trail passes Native American pictographs, early pioneer structures and a babbling spring. This perennial water source, which has drawn people to the area for ages, continues to make this a…

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Escudillo Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Moderate / Alpine Cross Aspen groves, butterfly dotted meadows and “wailing” forests on this alpine hike. The Escudillo Hiking Trail ascends Arizona’s third highest peak, passing healthy forests and areas burned out in the 2011 Wallow fire. Outstanding views await by the watchtower at the top.

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O’Leary Peak Hiking Trail

★★★★★ Moderate / Flagstaff Epic views of the San Francisco Mountains and Sunset Crater earn this hike a rare favorite status. Located 20 miles north of Flagstaff, the O’Leary Hiking Trail follows a primitive service road to the top of a towering lava dome. With each step the views get increasing long and ridiculously good.

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Bear Mountain Hiking Trail

★★★★★ Difficult / Sedona Hands down, Sedona’s best views are caught atop the Bear Mountain Hiking Trail. This absolutely gorgeous trail keeps the heart-pumping. And the entire hike is punctuated with roaringly-good 360° views!

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Kiwanis Hiking Trail to Telegraph Lookout

★★★☆☆ Easy / Phoenix This mostly easy trail meanders up a pretty valley, to a mountain top lookout. At just over a mile-long, South Mountain Park’s Kiwanis Hiking Trail is perfect for a day out with family. Near the top, Telegraph Pass Lookout offers awesome north-south views!

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Windgate Pass Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Moderate / Scottsdale With its long views, and great mix of moderate & easy sections, the Windgate Pass Hiking Trail is anything but boring! Kicking of from busy Gateway Trailhead in north Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, this trail first climbs to gorgeous Inspiration Point. Here there are excellent views over the city. The trail…

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Ballantine Hiking Trail to Boulder Flat

★★★☆☆ Moderate / North of Fountain Hills Huge, upright boulders and a “sometimes” stream grace this NE Phoenix trail. The Ballantine Hiking Trail kicks off just north of Fountain Hills, alongside busy Beeline Highway. As the trail curves away from the road, the sight and sound of traffic disappears. In their place is surprising tranquility…

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Ultimate Guide to Havasupai Falls Permits and Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls Spectacular, 100′ high Havasu Falls is a bucket-list worthy destination! Its icy, turquoise blue waters thunder through a remote dessert canyon. Here, big horn sheep graze beside a spring-fed creek. And endless cascades form a magical oasis. A stunning contrast to the soaring canyon walls around them. This hidden land has been the sacred home…

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