From petroglyphs to petrified poop, this one-day itinerary in Tucson and the Sonoran Desert is entirely outdoors. My kind of day! Also, it is a socially distanced kind of day. This day involves a walk along the easy Desert Loop Trail of the Tucson Desert Museum that is dotted with fossils and caves, and an …

Hiking Coronado National Memorial and getting lost taught me a serious lesson. Always have your hiking survival kit on you! Hiking Coronado National Memorial in Video: When I got quite lost hiking Coronado National Memorial on what was supposed to be an easy outing near the border between the United States and Mexico in Southwest …

If the Grand Canyon is on your bucket list but you only have a short amount of time, hiking the South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point is a perfect day trip. One of the most iconic day hikes of the Grand Canyon, the South Kaibab Trail has plenty of convenient turnaround points. If you have …

This is where to find Petroglyphs at Saguaro! This ancient graffiti of the southwestern United States is so fun to find. At Saguaro National Park West, you can see the spirals, animals, and squiggly lines etched and scraped into the rocks by the prehistoric Hohokam while on this easy stroll. Signal Hill Trail in Saguaro …

The site of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson used to be underwater. When the water and swamps retreated, a rugged landscape was left behind. The caves filled with fossils, dinosaur bones resting in the rocks, and petrified mud still clinging to ancient hillsides make up what we call today the Sonoran Desert. Visiting the …

I’m on a mission to get as many stamps in my National Parks passport as possible, so I was pretty excited to hear that I could get two stamps for walking the Anza Trail from Tumacácori National Historical Park to Tubac. AND a pin! Southern Arizona, here I come! I parked at Tumacácori National Historical …