• How to Visit Havasu Falls – everything you need to know

    Everything you need to know to Visit Havasu Falls Havasu Falls is incredibly famous. Most people have heard that it is in the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, but don’t know much more about it. Many people want to visit the waterfalls every year and don’t know where to start planning their trip. […]

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  • 5 Reasons NOT to hike Rim to Rim in one day

    5 reasons NOT to hike Rim to Rim in one day By Aya Nameth Every adventurer has a bucket list, whether they call it that or not. Perhaps you share the dream of accomplishing one of the most famous treks in the world, hiking across Grand Canyon from Rim to Rim. Some adventurers think they need to […]

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  • Guide Feature: Casey High

    Get to know Casey Guiding since: 2010 At AOA since: 2015 Hometown: Holliday, TX What type of tours do you guide? Multi-day Tours, Grand Canyon, Southern Utah, Havasupai, and everywhere in between! Hobbies: I love painting portraits and landscapes of hilarious people, and cool places. What do you love most about guiding? My favorite part […]

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  • What is backpacking?

    What is backpacking and how does it differ from hiking? By Macey Hallstedt For those that enjoy venturing deep into the wilderness, avoiding bustling crowds at popular natural hotspots, and exploring the extent of their self-sufficiency, backpacking is the ultimate adventure. Backpacking can be summed up by a simple equation: hiking + backcountry camping = […]

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  • Guide Feature: Cimarron Anderson

    Get to know Cimarron Guiding since: 1998 At AOA since: 2016 Hometown: Austin, MN; but I have spent the last 19 years in Utah, Colorado and Arizona. What type of tours do you guide? Multi-day tours Hobbies: I’m a yoga instructor and love to greet the rising sun leading an outdoor yoga class. What do you love most […]

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  • 6 Must-See Scenic Viewpoints in Yosemite National Park

    The Best Views in Yosemite National Park Ever taken a road trip and noticed the “Scenic View Point Ahead” signs on the side of the road? Ever stopped to take a picture or check them out? Sometimes they’re worth it, sometimes maybe not. Yosemite National Park has some of the best viewpoints that you can […]

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  • Hike the Escalante River

    PLAN A SUMMER HIKING TRIP ALONG SOUTHERN UTAH’S ESCALANTE RIVER If you are thinking of planning a hiking trip in Southern Utah this summer, a visit to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument should definitely be one of the stops you hit along your adventure.  One of the treasures of Grand Staircase Escalante Monument is a hike […]

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  • 4 Reasons to Plan a Road Bike Trip to Phoenix

    There’s no better way to explore a destination than from the seat of a bicycle. Exploring by bike means you aren’t cooped up in a car, you’re getting great exercise, and you’re able to take in the fresh air and views of the beautiful scenery around you. Phoenix is known as a great destination for […]

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  • 5 Waterfalls You Can Hike to in Yosemite

    5 Waterfall Hikes in Yosemite If you were paying attention to the weather on the west coast this winter, you probably know that it has been a record year for snowfall in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In January (aka #Januburied) alone, some places received over 20 feet of snow. So, summer is coming up…why are […]

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  • Plan a Spring Road Biking Trip

    Tips for Planning your Spring Road Bike Trip If you’re a roadie and you live in a cold-weather state, you’re probably ready to be done with the hibernation period or riding at home on your trainer. We’ve listed a few of our favorite winter road biking trip destinations below to remind you that while you’re […]

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