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Hiking In Sedona: What You Should Know

To get you prepped for your hike in Sedona, we’ve compiled advice into a detailed guide on what to expect when going for a hike in Sedona.

Snowshoeing in Durango: Our 7 Favorite Trails

Snowshoeing in Durango, Colorado this season? Here’s a few of our favorite snowshoeing trails for your next Microadventure in Durango!

Our 10 Favorite Places to Hike in Tucson, AZ

As you’re planning you Tucson, Arizona trip, here are our 10 favorite places to hike with trails around Tucson.

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.

Quick Guide to Trails in the Falls Creek Area in Durango, Colorado

For anyone who’s ever been hiking around Durango, Colorado, you know there’s no shortage of trails. In fact, there are over 300 miles of trails within 30 minutes of Durango.

One overlooked but an incredible area to go hiking in is the Falls Creek Recreation Area just north of downtown Durango, Colorado. Falls Creek is home to a network of trails to explore. In this blog, we’ve outlined some of our favorite hiking trails in the Falls Creek area to make it easier for you to pick a trail that’s right for you!

Here’s an outline of our favorite trails in the Falls Creek Recreation area:

Falls Creek Loop:

This is a moderate four-mile loop that starts and ends at the Falls Creek Trailhead. The trail winds through meadows, aspen groves, and pine forests.

Church Camp Loop:

This is a moderate, three-mile loop that starts and ends at the Falls Creek Trailhead. The trail winds through meadow and aspen groves before going into an open pine forest. It follows the old road that leads to Camp Church, hence the name of this trail. It’s a great spot for bird-watchers as you’ll often see bald eagles in the area!

How to Get to the Falls Creek Trail System

From downtown, go north on US 550 for 25th St. Turn left. Twenty-fifth becomes Junction Creek Rd., which then changes to CR 204. After 4.3 miles, turn right onto CR 205. Continue another 2.5 miles to find a tiny car park next to several big boulders and a notice indicating the Falls Creek Archeological Area. Park there and start hiking!

How to Get the Most out of Your Hike

Falls Creek Hiking Trails in Durango, Colorado

The best time to hike these trails is during fall (October – November). The colors on all of Durango’s aspen groves are truly magical and hard not to be missed if you’re hiking here at this time of year. Plus, with cooler temperatures come fewer mosquitoes which makes walking through some parts more enjoyable!

Nick The Rambling Man
Nick The Rambling Man

Nick is the owner and regular content writer for Southwest Microadventures. When he’s not writing, you can find him rock climbing, peak bagging, mountain biking, backpacking, or drinking strong coffee.

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