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”

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”

Boulder Canyon Trail 103

Superstition Wilderness November 14th, 2020 Distance: 8.7 out & back Dog Friendly: Yes. Fee: If you park at the marina across the street there isn’t, but if that lot is full and you have to park across the bridge then you need a pass. America The Beautiful Pass works. You can put it on your dashboard. RestroomsContinue reading “Boulder Canyon Trail 103”

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”

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”

San Francisco Peaks

Hike to Humphrey’s Peak June 6th, 2020 Length: 10.5 miles Route Type: Out & Back Elevation Gain: 3,352 ft Dog Friendly: Yes Fee: No Restrooms at trailhead: No THE HIKE: We drove to Humphreys Peak from Phoenix and we left Phoenix at about 6:00am. We got to Humphreys Trailhead at 9:00am. It was probably in the 50’s inContinue reading “San Francisco Peaks”

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”