Willow Cottage in the Trees

Sedona, Arizona Pros: Private space, not shared. It is a guest house that is off of the main house. Fantastic Location in West Sedona Had all the essentials. Shower, microwave, coffee maker, toaster. Comfortable bed & couch Incredible tap water! This house has spring water and it is highly sought out in the state ofContinue reading “Willow Cottage in the Trees”

Quartz Peak Trail

Sierra Estrella Wilderness, Bureau of Land Management The Quick Stats Distance: 6 miles out & back Elevation change: 2,526 ft Type: Maintained switchbacks for most of the trail with some scrambling and route finding towards the peak Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: no Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes, small Hiker’sContinue reading “Quartz Peak Trail”

Lost Dutchman State Park

Camping January 2, 2021 Location: 45 minutes from Central Phoenix Parking: First car included in camping fee Pets: Allowed in campgrounds and trails, but not the cabins Fee: $30 per night for one vehicle Restrooms: Yes Video: We camped at Lost Dutchman State Park for one night. This is only a 45 minute drive fromContinue reading “Lost Dutchman State Park”

Verde Canyon RailRoad

Clarkdale, Arizona October 17th, 2020 Dog Friendly: No. Fee: It varies. The ales and rails ticket we got was $134.02 with tax. Restrooms: Yes. At the depot and on the train. AT THE DEPOT: Looking for something to do where you can get a good view, but don’t have to hike to get to theContinue reading “Verde Canyon RailRoad”

Holbert Trail To Dobbins Lookout

Hike To The Top Of South Mountain August 1st, 2020 Dog Friendly: Yes, but must be leashed. Fee: Nope! Restrooms at trailhead: Yes! The parking lot is very large too. There are normally restrooms at the top of Dobbins Lookout but they are currently under construction. THE HIKE: I personally think South Mountain is very underrated.Continue reading “Holbert Trail To Dobbins Lookout”

Saguaro National Park West

What to do in Saguaro National Park if you are limited on time June 25th, 2020 Dog Friendly: Yes, but must be leashed. Fee: Yes. $25 per car. Due to COVID-19 the Red Hills Visitor Center is closed. You pay the $25 at a box at the visitors center. It is based on an honor system.Continue reading “Saguaro National Park West”