To aid in experimentation with obscure National Park exploration, I’ve compiled a short-list of some of the West’s most underrated National Parks and Monuments.
The Inner Basin is one of the coolest (figuratively and literally) places in Arizona to enjoy some jaw-dropping stretches of forest and mountain views.
At a place where Havasu Creek cascades straight off a 196-foot cliff, Mooney Falls is a perennially-flowing free-falling behemoth.
There’s not much out here except cactus and rugged mountains. Conquer the climb and enjoy the view.
We’ve hiked through a variety of Arizona canyon country over the last few years. Some of it crowded, like our mob-infested mid-October foray through Havasu Canyon. Some of it desolate, like the rugged solitude of the Eastern Superstitions. But our recent trip through Aravaipa Canyon was in a league all its own. Of all the descriptors we uttered while navigating the canyon, I think my buddy Dustin came up with the best one: “Underrated.”
What is a paintpot? In layman’s terms, it is a really, really muddy hot spring….
All the most important facts about Sunset Crater and it’s surrounding National Monument gathered in one place!
Here’s a look at the short-list of Grand Canyon’s most special — and dangerous to get to — but relatively unknown backcountry gems.
Even on an average November Saturday, the trails throughout Sedona can be packed. Beat the crowds is to escape to the upper reaches of Oak Creek Canyon.
The Phoenix Sonoran Preserve is a little slice of wilderness surrounded by city.