LEES FERRY HIKES

Spencer Trail Marble Canyon, AZ Lees Ferry has a rich history and somewhat controversial. We encourage you to read some of the history here. And to read more about the area on the Glen Canyon National Recreation site here. The National Park website is a great resource with additional links and information about the entireContinue reading “LEES FERRY HIKES”

WEST SEDONA HIKES

Solider Pass via Jordan Road Trailhead Sedona, Arizona The Quick Stats Distance: 3 miles out & back Elevation change: 564 ft Type: Maintained trail that is well marked Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: no Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes, medium size Hiker’s ledger: no Fee: $5 Sedona Red Rock PassContinue reading “WEST SEDONA HIKES”

Little Horse to Chicken Point

Sedona, Arizona The Quick Stats Distance: 4.3 miles out & back Elevation change: 564 ft Type: Maintained trail that is well marked Restrooms at the Trailhead: yes Water at the trailhead: no Dogs allowed: yes Parking lot: yes, small Hiker’s ledger: no Fee: $5 Sedona Red Rock Pass per day Getting here The parking lotContinue reading “Little Horse to Chicken Point”

Arizona Camper Van

Sedona Jeep Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Lees Ferry Campground | $20/night Area Recreation Pass required – $30/vehicle for 7 days | Federal Annual Passes accepted Designated Campsites First come, first served Fire/grill pits, bench, potable water, restrooms, trash service, aluminum can recycling Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Alstrom Point – Lake Powell Area RecreationContinue reading “Arizona Camper Van”

Cathedral Rock

Sedona January 29th, 2021 Location: Sedona, AZ Distance: 1.2 miles out and back Parking: Two small parking lots and some street parking Pets: Yes, but we wouldn’t recommend it Fee: Yes, $5 Red Rock Pass. Kiosk at trailhead or America the Beautiful Pass works (what we used) Restrooms: Yes Cathedral rock is a short 1.2Continue reading “Cathedral Rock”

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”

Brown’s Ranch to Balanced Rock

McDowell Sonoran Preserve January 10, 2021 Location: North Scottsdale Distance: We logged 9 miles out and back Parking: There is a pretty big lot. If the lot is full we recommend to park at Granite Trailhead Pets: Yes Fee: No Restrooms: Yes We were trying to find something new to hike inside of the valleyContinue reading “Brown’s Ranch to Balanced Rock”

Governors Peak

Hells Canyon Wilderness January 1, 2021 Location: About 1 hour and 20 minutes from Phoenix. North of Lake Pleasant Distance: We logged 6.25 miles out and back Parking: There isn’t a parking lot (read on for more details) Pets: Yes, but we wouldn’t recommend if you are hiking to the summit Fee: No Restrooms: NoContinue reading “Governors Peak”

Praying Hands

Via Treasure Loop Trail January 2, 2021 Location: 45 minutes from Central Phoenix Parking: If going here on a weekend we recommend to get here early. The lot can fill up Hours: Trail 6 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Day Use Gates are closed and locked from 8 p.m.- 6 a.m. daily Length: 3.5 miles outContinue reading “Praying Hands”

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”