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Snowshoeing in Boulder: Our 7 Favorite Trails

Snowshoeing in Boulder, CO this Winter? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite snowshoeing trails to explore in and around the Boulder area.

5 Best Portable Induction Cookers For RVs and Vans

To aid you in your next Microdventure, we have compiled a list of the 5 best portable Induction Cookers for your RV or van.

Our 10 Favorite Family-Friendly Hikes in the Grand Canyon

If you’re considering hiking with your family in the Grand Canyon, here are our 10 favorite family-friendly hiking trails.

What is Car Camping?

Trying to figure out what car camping is and why so many people are doing it? Here we define car camping for you in a simple way.

Car Camping Packing List for Your Microadventure

To aid in getting you set for your next car camping trip, here’s a list of essential and luxury things to pack.

Payson, AZ Free Dispersed Camping Areas

In order to help you narrow down where to camp, here’s a list of our favorite free, dispersed camping spots and areas around Payson, Arizona.

Flagstaff Free Dispersed Camping Map

To help make a decision on where to camp around Flagstaff, AZ, here’s a map of our favorite free, dispersed camping areas and spots.

Our 10 Favorite Hiking Trails in Flagstaff

Looking to go hiking in Flagstaff? Here’s a brief list of our favorite hikes and hiking trails in Flagstaff, Arizona.

A Guide to Camping in Sedona

The famous Red Rock Country city that is Sedona, Arizona. For those who haven’t visited, Sedona is a mecca for Microadventures. With miles of hiking and biking trails, climbing, and towering red sandstone views, you could spend a lifetime exploring Sedona and not see...

Sedona Free Dispersed Camping and Campgrounds Map

Trying to figure out where to camp around Sedona, AZ? We built a map of our favorite established campgrounds and dispersed camping areas.

Our 10 Favorite Hiking Trails in Sedona

With over 200 miles of trails, there’s a lot to choose from in Sedona, Arizona! Here’s a brief list of our favorite hikes in Sedona.

FAQS for Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

We’ve compiled a blog answering some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding the Rim to Rim hike in the Grand Canyon.

Hiking from Crested Butte to Aspen, CO

A brief look into the famous hike from Crested Butte to Aspen, Colorado via the West Maroon Pass.

Havasupai: 3-Day Hiking and Backpacking Itinerary

Get ready for 3 days of waterfalls, canyons, cool nights, and lots of memories using our 3-day backpacking itinerary for Havasupai.

Can You Hike “The Wave” Without A Permit?

Thinking of hiking to “The Wave” without a permit? That could land you in jail with a $1,000-10,000 fine. Don’t even think about it!

About Us

About our crew and writers

Our crew of misfits is based in the southwest and mountain states- we all travel on a regular basis throughout the region. During our travels, we have seen and experienced a lot of the local geography, trails, hot-spots, and culture, and we’re here to share our stories, pictures, and advice for what to see and do in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.

Most of us are involved in some adventure sport or activity like mountain biking, rock climbing, backpacking, cliff diving, alpine mountaineering, and trekking. However, our advice, ideas, and inspiration will span over a multitude of activities throughout the region!

Our Mission

It is our mission to inspire you to get out and have a Microadventure of your own!

Our mission is to inspire everyone to explore the beauty of the southwest and mountain states through weekend Microadventures. If you’re looking to spend time in the southwest and mountain states and want to participate in activities that are off-the-wall, you’ve come to the right place! It is completely possible to live a crazy van/RV lifestyle but without the need to sell your house, your things, and learn how to use dry shampoo.

What You’ll Find Here

Read about our latest Microadventures, traveling ideas, gear reviews, and tips and tricks for traveling in the southwest and mountain states.

We’ll be covering all activities including mountain biking, hiking, trekking, backpacking, road biking, trail running, bar hopping, local attractions, and everything in-between. Throughout this blog, you will find travel tips and tricks, ideas, and inspiration stories, and resources to have your own crazy microadventure!

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Interested in working with the Southwest Microadventures team?

We are looking for all sorts of partners to help grow both our network and yours! When you partner with our team, we will find mutual beneficial ways to utilize your content and team with ours. We all take all of our partnerships very seriously!

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