Hike to Angels Landing

Scout Lookout on the West Rim Trail May 23, 2020 Length: 4.4 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft Dog Friendly: No Fee: Zion National Park Entrance Fee $35 per vehicle (good for 7 days) Restrooms at trailhead: Yes THE HIKE: This hike starts at The Grotto. To get to Scout Lookout you start atContinue reading “Hike to Angels Landing”

The Narrows

Recommendations on hiking The Narrows May 23nd, 2020 Length: 9.4 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 206 ft Dog Friendly: No Fee: Zion National Park Entrance Fee $35 (good for 7 days) Restrooms at trailhead: Yes THE HIKE: In my previous blog on The Watchman Trail I talk about how The Zion Canyon Scenic drive isContinue reading “The Narrows”

Easy Trails To Do In Zion

The Watchman Trail May 22nd, 2020 Length: 3.1 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 646 ft Dog Friendly: No Fee: Zion National Park Entrance Fee $35 (good for 7 days) Restrooms at trailhead: No, but there are restrooms by the visitor center which is right by this trail. THE HIKE: We arrived to Zion National ParkContinue reading “Easy Trails To Do In Zion”

Hidden Hikes To Do In Sedona

Keyhole Cave May 15th, 2020 Length: 4.8 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1,942 ft Dog Friendly: Yes (I wouldn’t bring a dog if you are hiking up into the cave) Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: No HOW TO GET THERE: To get to Keyhole Cave from any location is fairly easy. Most map/navigation apps for theContinue reading “Hidden Hikes To Do In Sedona”

Browns Peak

April 25th, 2020 Length: 4.7 Miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1,909 ft Dog Friendly: No Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: No Video: click here HOW TO GET THERE: We left from North Scottsdale and took Shea Road East to the Beeline highway, also known has Arizona State Route 87. The Beeline highway is one of the mostContinue reading “Browns Peak”

Soldier’s Pass

February 15, 2020 Length: 4.2 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 620 ft Dog Friendly: Yes Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: No HOW TO GET THERE: To get to Solider’s Pass from any location is fairly easy. Most map/navigation apps for the phone should work. Just enter Soldier’s Pass Arches Trail as your destination the address isContinue reading “Soldier’s Pass”

Piestewa Peak

February 9th, 2020 Length: 2.2 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1,151 ft Dog Friendly: No Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: No Trail Hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. HOW TO GET THERE: Getting to Piestewa Peak is fairly simple these days whether you’re using Google Maps or Apple Maps. You can type in Piestewa Peak Trailhead andContinue reading “Piestewa Peak”

Weaver’s Needle and Fremont Saddle

February 8th, 2020 Length: 6.7 Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1,647 ft Dog Friendly: Yes Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: Yes HOW TO GET THERE: From the valley you need to get on the US-60 going East. After leaving Mesa, you’ll enter Apache Junction and Gold Canyon city limits. Take a left on Peralta Road heading north.Continue reading “Weaver’s Needle and Fremont Saddle”

Tom’s Thumb

October 5th, 2019 Length: 4 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 1,236 ft Dog Friendly: Yes Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: Yes HOW TO GET THERE: *It is open from sunrise to sunset. There is an access gate that opens and closes based on the changing day length throughout the year* Tom’s Thumb is located in NorthContinue reading “Tom’s Thumb”

Wave Cave

September 28th, 2019 Length: 3.2 Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 872 Dog Friendly: Yes Fee: Permit is required to park on Carney Springs Trailhead Restrooms at trailhead: No HOW TO GET THERE: From the valley you need to get on the US-60 going East. After leaving Mesa, you’ll enter Apache Junction and Gold Canyon city limits. TakeContinue reading “Wave Cave”