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At long last, summer vacation is finally upon us. With glimpses of memorable road trips, staycation setups and weekends away in sight, locals and tourists alike are all pining after their next desert adventure, hoping they’ll find themselves wrapped up in one of so many of the state’s captivating environments and experiences.

While Arizona is...


360 Adventures Names Favorite Local Adventures & Mountain Parks


When it comes to outdoor adventure options in the Valley of the Sun, there is no shortage. The thousands of miles of trails distributed between four to five major trail systems gives any staycationer an endless supply of memorable experiences a short drive from their resort. Here are some of my favorite trail systems in the Valley and a few of the top activities to at each:

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

There are seven...


Best Spots to See Wildflowers in Arizona


Imagine colorful wildflower palettes painted across the desert floors, with backdrops of piercing buttes and rocky, mountainous terrains accentuating the blooming beauties. This dream is an actual reality at dozens of secret hot spots and natural wildlife parks across the state.

We’ve rounded up a few of the very best places to catch a glimpse of authentic, spring scenery in Arizona this year.



Lost Dutchman State Park

Hikers and daring adventurers from around the world always find their way to...


Six Places to Go Hiking this Weekend Near Phoenix


After an unusually rainy winter (the sixth-wettest on record in the Phoenix area), it’s a great time to get out and go hiking. Wildflowers are in bloom and temperatures are still mild. So lace up your boots, grab a hat and sunscreen, and get ready for a weekend adventure at any of these six trails in the Phoenix area.


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Piestewa Peak Summit...


For Lake’s Sake: Summer in Lake Powell


You don’t need to venture to Sedona for red rocks or to San Diego for picturesque waterfront. Lake Powell has all the magical, social media-worthy scenery you crave with an action-packed agenda to back up all that beauty.



As summertime in Arizona is all about local love with serious staycation time, one of the state’s most beautiful sites offers on-the-water adventuring (and utter peace and quiet...

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