• 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 […]

    Read More

  • 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 […]

    Read More

  • 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 […]

    Read More

  • What kind of mountain biker are you?

    What kind of mountain biker are you? There are many different definitions of mountain biking. You may identify with a certain ride style (enduro, cross country, singlespeed) or skill level based on where you live and the types of trails that you ride most regularly. Someone with experience on flowing cross-country trails may call themselves […]

    Read More

  • 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 […]

    Read More

  • 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 […]

    Read More

  • 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. […]

    Read More

  • 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 […]

    Read More

  • 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 […]

    Read More

  • Staff Feature: Paul Stevenson

    GET TO KNOW PAUL At AOA since: 2016 Hometown: Alpharetta, GA What type of tours do you guide? Multi-day tours Hobbies/Fun Facts: Swimming, cycling, mountain biking, running, camping, backpacking. Avid cyclist and triathlete- frequently competing at the regional and national level. Graduated from ASU in 2015 with a double major in Sustainability and Economics. What do you love […]

    Read More