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 easy walk along the Signal Hill Trail of the Saguaro National Park that is dotted with ancient art and saguaros. From petroglyphs to fossilized bats and petrified poop, this …

Saguaro National Park

With towering saguaros that are native only to the northern Sonoran Desert, the Saguaro National Park is a beautiful and unique place for an Arizona desert hike. Making a Sonoran Desert hike here even more remarkable is the abundance of petroglyphs in the park.

Walk-in bird aviary

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.

Anza Hiking Trail

On a Stamp Mission…in an Old (Jesuit) Mission Since I’m on a mission to get as many stamps for my National Parks Passport as possible, I was pretty excited to learn that I would get two stamps for hiking the Anza Trail from Tumacácori to Tubac in Arizona: one stamp for Tumacácori National Historical …

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona is a must-stop on any road trip: It’s one of the natural stars of Instagram. Antelope Canyon was a must-stop for me on a road trip through southern Utah and northern Arizona where the upper and lower canyons are a kaleidoscope of color thanks to the natural light that …

Horseshoe Bend

A Giant Dam, Horseshoe Bend & More in Page, Arizona: With 1.25 million acres bordering the Grand Canyon and Navajo Nation, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a huge part of the southeastern Utah and northern Arizona landscape.

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