Chiricahua National Monument

The Big Loop January 16th, 2021 Location: Wilcox, AZ Distance: We logged 9.1 miles Parking: Echo Canyon, if full park at Massai Point Pets: Not allowed on trail Fee: No Restrooms: Yes Chiricahua National Monument is 3.5 hours from Phoenix. It’s not a bad drive, but we decided to stay the night in Tucson atContinue reading “Chiricahua National Monument”

Dante’s View

Death Valley National Park, Stop No. 7 November 28, 2020 Location: Off of CA-190 W. You will take a 13 mile road to the top of the Black Mountains Parking: Small parking lot Pets: Not allowed Fee: DVNP entrance fee $35/vehicle good for 7 days or America the Beautiful Pass Restrooms: Yes, but not atContinue reading “Dante’s View”

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Death Valley National Park, Stop No. 6 November 28, 2020 Location: Off of CA-190 W  Parking: Small parking lot but you are able to park on the side of the road Pets: Not allowed Fee: DVNP entrance fee $35/vehicle good for 7 days or America the Beautiful Pass Restrooms: Yes Time Needed: 1 hour AfterContinue reading “Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes”

Titus Canyon

Death Valley National Park, Stop No. 5 November 28, 2020 Location: One way entrance off Highway 374 on east side Vehicle: High clearance vehicles with at least 8 inches of ground clearance and 4WD or AWD are recommend Parking: No parking for most of the road Pets: Not allowed Fee: DVNP entrance fee $35/vehicle goodContinue reading “Titus Canyon”

Devil’s Golf Course

Death Valley National Park, Stop No. 4 November 28, 2020 Location: Dirt road on the west side of Badwater Road Parking: Small parking lot Hike: Walk through the large salt Pets: Not allowed off pavement Fee: DVNP entrance fee $35/vehicle good for 7 days or America the Beautiful Pass Restrooms at Trailhead: Yes After seeingContinue reading “Devil’s Golf Course”

Zabriskie Point

Death Valley National Park, Stop No. 3 November 28, 2020 Location: California State Route 90 Parking: Small parking lot, but you are able to park on the street Hike: Walk out to view points on pavement or hike down into badlands Pets: Not allowed off pavement Fee: DVNP entrance fee $35/vehicle good for 7 daysContinue reading “Zabriskie Point”

Artists Drive to Artists Palette

Death Valley National Park, Stop No. 2 November 27, 2020 Location: 20 min south of the Furnace Creek Visitor Center How to get here: vehicle, 9 mile drive Hike: walk out to view points Pets: Not allowed Fee: DVNP entrance fee $35/vehicle good for 7 days or America the Beautiful Pass Restrooms at Trailhead: YesContinue reading “Artists Drive to Artists Palette”

Bryce Canyon National Park

See Bryce Canyon in One Day Hike the Figure 8 Combination Loop September 5th, 2020 Distance: 6.4 miles out & back Dog Friendly: The park itself is, but not on the trails. Fee: $35 vehicle fee Restrooms at trailhead: Yes & at the bottom of Peek-A-boo Loop. We drove to Bryce Canyon National Park LaborContinue reading “Bryce Canyon National Park”

Petrified Forest National Park

Day Trip From Phoenix June 18th, 2020 Dog Friendly: Yes, but must be leashed. Fee: Yes. $25 per car. Good for one week. Restrooms at trailhead: Not all of them, but there is restrooms at the visitors centers. THINGS TO DO AT PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK: Petrified Forest National Park is only a 3.5 hour driveContinue reading “Petrified Forest National Park”

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Easy trails in Cuyahoga Valley National Park July 10th, 2020 Dog Friendly: Yes. Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: Yes there is multiple bathrooms throughout the park HISTORY BEHIND CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK: I lived in the Cleveland area for 24 years and never went to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I moved to Phoenix and have beenContinue reading “Cuyahoga Valley National Park”