Arizona Awesome: Fall For Arizona

Leaf peeping in Arizona? The answer—which may come as a surprise—is a resounding “yes.” Between high-elevation forests, shaded canyons, riparian zones, and sky islands—those isolated mountain ranges surrounded by desert—the state offers plenty of hikes, drives, and picnic options for those who want to surround themselves in autumnal hues. Timing? Look for Arizona fall color […]

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Oasis in the Desert: Experiencing Nature in Sabino Canyon

Ringed by four mountain ranges with magical names—the Santa Catalina to the north, the Santa Rita to the south, the Rincon to the east, and the Tucson to the west—the city of Tucson is surrounded by trails. Each one winds through the rugged and sometimes otherworldly landscape of the Sonoran Desert, where saguaro cacti stand […]

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5 Arizona Road Trips For 2017 Memorial Day Weekend

While the thermometer and calendar have different views about the start of summer, make no mistake: Memorial Day weekend is the official kickoff. The lure of three days off lends itself to an RV road trip. You can experience the unforgettable exhilarating scenery, including the majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon National Park and the cactus-studded Sonoran Desert. […]

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Catalina State Park: Sky Island Gem

Neighboring the Coronado National Forest, Catalina State Park is located at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains and offers a variety of hiking trails available for on-foot travelers, bicyclists, and horse riders alike. One of southern Arizona’s numerous Sky Islands, the Santa Catalina Mountains dominate Tucson’s northern skyline. These Sky Islands are small mountain […]

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Mountain Island in a Desert Sea: Exploring Southern Arizona Sky Islands

Arizona truly is a land of extremes. Temperatures vary from place to place and even day to night. Few geographic formations in the world illustrate this stark climactic contrast—and its importance to biodiversity—better than Sky Islands. Visitors to Southern Arizona are often struck by these vast mountain ranges rising suddenly out of the desert and […]

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