• How to Reserve Havasupai Permits

    Want to see the waterfalls of the Grand Canyon but you’re not sure how to get Havasupai camping permits? Havasu Canyon is one of those rare places that mixes remoteness with must-see grandeur with a tough permit system. This formula means only a select few who have the inside track get to see Havasu Falls. […]

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  • Wilderness First Responder Certification

    Jobs in the outdoor industry often have unique dangers and risks associated with them. Whether working as a camp counselor, mountain bike coach, campsite host, scout troop leader, or as a professional wilderness guide, training in basic wilderness first aid comes in handy. A group leader certified in wilderness first response knows how to assess […]

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  • Summer SUP Sunset Special!

    Get ready to walk on water!  Join the Valley’s only Paddle Boarding outfitter for a beautiful evening on the water. Cruise along in gentle water while a professional and experienced wilderness guide teaches you the basics of standing and kneeling on the board and navigation. This tour is a unique way to enjoy another side […]

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  • Cyber Monday Deals!

    2015 Havasupai Hiking Tours Visit the crystaline waterfalls of Grand Canyon. $250 off (per person) on the 5-day Havasupai Adventurer Free duffle service on Havasupai Escapes (3 or 4-day and more strenuous) Havasu Canyon is one of over 600 side canyons forming the 277-mile long Grand Canyon. While over 5 million people per year visit Grand Canyon Village […]

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  • Creature Feature: Black Widow

    Latrodectus, hesperus, mactans, or  variolus, take your pick. Given a choice, most would run the other direction. Maligned and detested the world over, the widow spiders are easily identifiable by their conspicuous coloration. Black widows, the three species mentioned previously, can be widely found across North America and are most commonly adorned on the underside of their […]

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  • AOA named to Best Places to Work by Outside Magazine

    Arizona Outback Adventures named one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2014 Scottsdale, AZ (October 2, 2014) – Arizona Outback Adventures has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2014. Each year, OUTSIDE recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance between work […]

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  • Guide Profile – Laurel

    Laurel Darren-Simmons Learn about the lady with the legs of steel, then get out and ride with her! In her words and ours… Hometown: Davenport, IA Age: 38 Nickname(s): Rockstar (by my hubby) Iron Rub’r (my roller derby name) Guiding qualifications: First Aid/CPR. Tons and tons and tons of mountain and road bike miles. (Note: We are fairly certain […]

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  • Best Apps for Biking

    Cycling has many different disciplines and “cyclist” can define a wide array of enthusiasts from bike commuter, fixie enthusiast, or grizzled mountain biker to the dedicated espresso-driven roadie. Whatever your place in the two-wheeled tribe, there’s surely a smart-phone app designed to improve your ride. Here at AOA, we’ve been devising new ways to enhance […]

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