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
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 figure out what shoe or boot features are right for you.
Learn the myths and truths about rattlesnakes in Arizona. Plus get solid information around your chances of running into them, what to do if you do come across one, how to deal with a bite, and more.
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.
Keeping hydrated is the most important factors in assuring a great hiking experience. Use this helpful guide to figure how much water to bring on a hike.
During winter especially, sunlight can run out fast on the trail. This easy – no tools required – trick measures how much daylight is left to hike in. And helps determine if it’s time to turn back towards the trailhead.
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.
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.
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.
Score! You’ve nabbed a permit to visit Havasu Falls. Now what? Our detailed supply list, and downloadable checklist, make it easy to figure out what to load into your backpack.