• 5 Things You Need to Know About Hiking at High Elevation

    5 Things You Need to Know Before Hiking at High Elevation If you’re headed for the peaks, even past the pines – there are some important things to know about the environment at high elevation and how it affects the human body and mind before you go. You could be doing the hike of your […]

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  • Bucketlist Outdoor Adventures in Arizona

    Which Outdoor Adventures in Arizona are on your bucketlist? Arizona is a magnet for adventurers and sun-seekers, most following the pull of a few well-known places and exciting pursuits. Among the canyons and cactus there are plenty of options for exploration. When considering your next foray into the Arizona deserts, follow this Arizona bucketlist and […]

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  • Guide Feature: Chris Anderson

    Get to know Chris Prior to becoming one of the foremost adventure guides in the American West, Chris Anderson’s background was in outdoor survival education. With that experience and nearly a decade pounding the trail as a backcountry guide with 200+ field days year after year, it’s no wonder  that REI named him one of […]

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  • Guide Feature: Chris Rutz

    Get to know Chris Guiding since: 2016 At AOA since: 2016 Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ What type of tours do you guide? ALL Single-day tours! Hobbies/fun facts: I have lived in Scottsdale since 1995 and have an extensive background in outdoor adventure. I have been a competitive athlete much of my life including road and mountain bike racing, triathlon […]

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  • The Grand Canyon’s Best Scenic Viewpoints

    THE GRAND CANYON’S BEST SCENIC VIEWPOINTS Grand Canyon National Park is famous for incredible views in every direction. From the views right along the Rim to deep in the canyon, here are a few of our favorites.   1. Mather Point, South Rim If you’re headed to the park’s South Main Entrance on the South […]

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  • Guide Favorites – Mountain Bike Trails & Trips

    SEE WHAT THE GUIDES’ FAVORITE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS & TRIPS ARE Mountain biking in a new destination is more fun when you have a headsup about the terrain around the corner and you know where you’re ride will take you. Going guided is about worrying less and riding more because it eliminates all the logistical […]

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  • Getting to know your public lands

    Public Lands – Your Outdoor Playground It’s easy to be inspired to get out and take on a big adventure, but it can be difficult to make it happen. In 30 seconds you can probably come up with a laundry list of excuses about what is preventing you from exploring the great outdoors. Somewhere on […]

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  • How to Enjoy a Mountain Bike Trip Properly

    How to enjoy a mountain bike trip There are plenty of factors involved in planning a mountain biking vacation, including accommodations, things to do, transportation, and food options to name a few. All of these small planning factors and more can affect the overall dynamic of your trip, hailing its success or causing its downfall. […]

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  • Mountain Biking Arizona’s Epics

    MOUNTAIN BIKE ARIZONA’S MOST EPIC TRAILS Mountain biking in the Southwest isn’t all about slickrock, though there is plenty of that to go around. Arizona offers epic singletrack in a range of styles, from technical desert challenges to loamy forested trails to epic canyon views and red rock adventures. Make sure your mountain biking bucketlist […]

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  • A Perfect Mountain Biking Weekend in Southern Utah

    MOUNTAIN BIKING IN SOUTHERN UTAH FOR A WEEKEND Planning the perfect weekend mountain bike trip to Southern Utah can seem like quite the task. There are so many trail networks to ride and things to see. We’ve narrowed down the options for you so you know which trails to ride, where to stay, and what […]

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