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Soldiers Pass Caves Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Moderate / Sedona A two-story, red rock cave, sporting excellent Sedona views, sits at the top of this trail. Although unofficial, the Soldiers Pass Caves Hiking Trail is well worn and a cinch to follow. Inside the cave, a short, steep, rock scramble leads to a hidden upper chamber.

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Widforss Hiking Trail

★★★☆☆ Easy / North Rim Grand Canyon Insanely good Grand Canyon views are the prime feature of this easy, shady trail! The Widforss Hiking Trail skirts the rim of The Transept, a deep canyon jutting out from the Grand Canyon’s northern edge. Vast canyon views, stunning rock formations and seasonal wildflowers are just a few…

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Butterfly Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Moderate / Tucson Area  Escape Summer’s heat on this pretty “down then up” trail near Mount Lemmon. Starting at a cool 7,550′ elevation, the Butterfly Hiking Trail gently descends Butterfly Mountain, then heads up the side of Mount Bigelow. Along the way, butterflies, wildflowers, a seasonal waterfall and an old plane wreck make this trail extra…

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See Spring Hiking Trail

★★★☆☆ Easy / Payson Area Explore a babbling creek and gushing springs on this shady, family-friendly hike. The See Spring Hiking trail criss-crosses lush Christopher Creek and leads to one of its sources – a series of cascading springs on the base of the Mogollon Rim.

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See Canyon Hiking Trail

★★★☆☆ Moderate / Payson Area Creeks, cool forests and Mogollon Rim views are just a few of the perks on this pretty hike. Jutting into the front of the Mogollon Rim, See Canyon can be hiked from bottom to top, or top to bottom. Either way, this trail is loaded with many of the Rim’s best…

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Tanque Verde Falls Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Moderate / Tucson Find splash-worthy pools, a canyon stream & seasonal falls on this short, rocky trail. Swimming season or not, Tanque Verde Canyon is a fantastic area to explore! With its seasonally-flowing waterfalls, huge granite boulders and high canyon walls, it’s a narrow desert oasis.

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Marcus Landslide Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Easy / Phoenix Area Easy, but dramatically beautiful… this hike is custom-made for a mellow day outdoors! The Marcus Landslide Hiking Trail’s wide, gentle pathway passes otherworldly rock formations and intriguing geology. It’s perfect for a day exploring with family, friends or novice hikers.

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Havasu Falls Backpacking Supply Guide

Congratulations! You’ve scored a permit to visit Havasu Falls. And now you’re in serious planning mode. To help out, we’ve put together a recommended supply list (below) and downloadable checklist (with recommended weights, etc.) on what to tuck into your backpack. Plus, the camping descriptions below provide a good heads-up on the ins-and-outs of Havasu Falls camping.…

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Blackett’s Ridge Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Difficult / Tucson Area You’ll feel like you’re flying, at the top of Blackett’s Ridge Hiking Trail! This strenuous, rocky hike climbs to a thin, sky-high ridge. From the peak, soaring views over Sabino and Bear Canyons, and the eastern Santa Catalinas, spread out thousands of feet below.

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Goat Camp Hiking Trail

★★★★☆ Difficult / Phoenix Area Mashing up long easy sections and short steep hills, the Goat Camp Hiking Trail winds deep into the gorgeous White Tank Mountains. Multiple peaks offer fantastic resting places and amazing 100-mile views! Spreading out below are Goat Camp Canyon and the farms just west of Phoenix. As a bonus, you’ll get lots…

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