• 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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  • Backpacking in the Desert Southwest

    Backpacking the Desert in the Winter Explore the Superstition Mountains Desert backpacking has been a winter activity of choice for outdoor enthusiasts for decades, with destinations like Canyonlands, Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon, and Escalante National Monument coming to mind. All of these desert regions provide different options for winter backpacking trips and are great destinations […]

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  • Winter Backpacking in the Sonoran Desert

    Winter Backpacking in the Sonoran Desert Warm weather awaits even during the winter in the Southwest, so it’s the perfect time for a desert backpacking trip. Phoenix is surrounded on all sides by desert and has many options for backpacking close to the city. A short drive outside of Phoenix there are many options for incredible winter […]

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  • Hiking Trips to Havasu Falls

    Hiking & Backpacking to Havasu Falls You’ve seen it on Instagram, Pinterest, and heard about your friend’s incredible backpacking trip to see the blue-green water of Havasu Creek. Havasu Falls is one virally famous and incredibly difficult to get to. These beautiful waterfalls are at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Arizona and require […]

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  • Explore Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve

    The McDowell Sonoran Preserve & Its Best Trails The McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, Arizona is a unique slice of untainted open desert. The preserve is home to diverse desert flora and fauna, sweeping views of the surrounding landscape, and hundreds of miles of multi-use trails popular with Arizona’s mountain bikers, hikers, trail-runners, and horseback riders. The McDowell […]

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  • Slot Canyon Tips

    3 TIPS FOR EXPLORING UTAH’S SLOT CANYONS The canyon country of Southern Utah has become a world-renowned destination for avid adventurers. Until recently, many of these public lands were little explored but the increasing popularity of hiking, backpacking, and canyoneering has popularized many previously-unknown canyon routes. There are still many places to find solitude and explore slot canyons without […]

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  • Get your Feet wet with class I rafting

    5 reasons to go Class I rafting in Arizona Class I rafting on the Salt River outside Phoenix is a remarkable way to see the destinations most hidden treasures. Although it doesn’t provide the thrills of whitewater, flatwater rafting offers a great introduction to rafting on a scenic and relaxing desert oasis. In Arizona, the […]

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  • What is a guided trip?

    The Ultimate Guide To Going Guided What is a guided trip? In the simplest sense, you can consider any event as “guided” if there is a knowledgeable person leading the group. This might include a guided walking tour of a major city such as San Francisco, or a guided sightseeing bike ride through Washington, D.C. […]

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