The Gold King Mine in Jerome There are some pretty picturesque (and spooky) ghost towns and abandoned places within a few hours of the Phoenix area. These are just a few of the hundreds of cool abandoned places around Arizona, each one coming with an equally vibrant (and often crazy) history. … [Read more...] about Arizona Ghost Towns to Visit Before Halloween
As we enter the hottest part of the summer, water recreation is the Number One way to get outdoors without feeling scorched. Here are a few nearby places where you can stay cool while having fun. SAGUARO LAKE Only 20 minutes east of Fountain Hills, Saguaro Lake features a full-service marina, boat … [Read more...] about Beat the Heat in the Water
Another wildfire season is in full swing in Arizona, giving us a rough start to Summer. This is the time of year when people want to dig out their tents and hit the campgrounds to escape the heat. While some people have the mindset that it’s not camping if you can’t have a campfire, there are ways … [Read more...] about Enjoy Camping without Burning Down the Forest
Some of the best outdoor recreation near The Verdes and Fountain Hills can be found in the Tonto National Forest. With over 2.9 million acres, the Tonto National Forest is the largest national forest in Arizona and the seventh-largest in the United States. It features some of the most rugged and … [Read more...] about Tonto National Forest
If you've hiked the newest trail in Fountain Hills, the Ridgeline Trail at the Adero Canyon Trailhead, perhaps you've wondered what it took to build it. In this case, it started with a group of 45 all-volunteer Trail builders. For two seasons of seven months each, they worked to clip away brush, … [Read more...] about Trailblazers Carve a New Trail: Ridgeline Trail at Adero Canyon
Cooler temperatures are enticing us to get outside and enjoy some recreational activity. Mountain biking is one of the top activities of choice at nearby McDowell Mountain Regional Park. With over 40 miles of trails ranging from easy to strenuous, there is something to suit all riding abilities. … [Read more...] about Jump on Your Bike and Ride!
Did you know that Fall has an actual scent? For most places around the country, it comes from the falling leaves, something we do not really experience in the Sonoran Desert. Many enjoy a day trip to the higher elevations to hike among the golden beauty of the season. Here are ten great places … [Read more...] about Looking for Fall Leaves? Check out These 10 Locations!