Alamo Lake State Park: Fishing, Camping, Wildflowers & More

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Offering a scenic, cacti-studded landscape with a mountainous backdrop, Alamo Lake is tucked away in the Bill Williams River Valley. In addition to picturesque desert scenery, Alamo Lake State Park has much to offer its visitors recreationally. The area is known for its exceptional bass fishing opportunities, as well as canoeing, kayaking, and camping. For […]

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Beauty of The Desert: Arizona in Bloom

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Growing up in Alberta I always feuded with winter, a cantankerous, disagreeable season that seemingly lasted forever. As a snowbird, I take great delight in rambling around the desert in shorts and T-shirt searching for signs of wildflowers. Many people consider Arizona to be a land of two seasons, summer and the absence of summer. But us […]

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Best Bet For Arizona This Winter

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You have read about it, heard about it and dreamed about it. Now experience Arizona this winter! Home to saguaros, prickly pears, rattlesnakes, the Grand Canyon, roadrunners, the world’s oldest rodeo, and the bolo tie, the state is rich in attractions that entertain the cultured, the curious, the wild, and untrammeled. When you go out to […]

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Exploring The Parks: Saguaro National Park In Spring

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As the snow continues to pile up in the northern U.S. and Canada, thoughts not surprisingly turn to warm weather settings. Saguaro National Park in southern Arizona is a great place to explore in early spring. The saguaros are the highlight of this national park, of course. The scenery is spectacular and captures the beauty that […]

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4 Stunning Natural Features That Define Arizona

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Few places in America offer such startling variety of natural features as Arizona. Deep canyons give way to rugged snow-capped mountains. The world’s largest contiguous stand of Ponderosa pines melt away into the arid Sonoran Desert. Grand Canyon Let’s head right to the state’s crown jewel, the Grand Canyon—an iconic attraction that’s on every RVer’s […]

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum: Plants of the World’s Deserts

Spring wildflowers, autumn colors, year-round birding, two miles of scenic walking trails, a picnic area shaded by Argentine mesquite trees are all available at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. At 323 acres, this park is Arizona’s largest and oldest botanical garden, founded in 1925 by mining magnate and philanthropist Col. William Boyce Thompson. In 1917 Col. Thompson […]

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