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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!

Arizona

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Hike, Bike, Climb and Travel Your Way Through Arizona

If you’re planning to visit or travel to Arizona, you’re in for a lot of surprises from “The Copper State.” Arizona is not just desert and cactus! From hiking to biking, climbing in the mountains to kayaking and swimming, Arizona is the perfect place for any Microadventurer. With a variety of landscapes and all four seasons, you’re never in for a dull time throughout the year.

Whether you’re looking to crush a 5.12 multi-pitch spire in the Red Rock Country of Sedona, bike through the aspens in Flagstaff, swim in northern Arizonahike Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon, or kayak-backpack in Page and Lake Powell, Arizona is the place for you.

Learn about the Microadventures Arizona has to offer.

Why Travel to or Visit Arizona?

Arizona is famous for its amazing and dynamic landscapes, diversity of climates, and overall dry and sunny weather. These ingredients create the perfect recipe for any kind of outdoor activity you’re looking to enjoy in Arizona.

You can mountain or road bike in the Phoenix or Tucson area in the morning, kayak the Salt River or Verde River during the afternoon, and finish off the day with a moonlit hike amongst the giant towers in Sedona. The next morning, go for a stroll amongst the aspens in Flagstaff or jib a rail on your skis at the Arizona Snowbowl. Arizona is a place where Microadventures are found in every corner of the state!

Hiking

Arizona provides ample hiking opportunities in almost every city and town in the state. From hiking and backpacking in the Grand Canyon to hiking amongst the red cliffs of Sedona, a hiking Microadventure is waiting for you.

Road Biking

Arizona has some of the best road biking routes in the world, including Flagstaff, Sedona, Oro Valley, and Green Valley. Broad streets, fresh air, flawless views, and the warm sun on your back makes Arizona perfect for road biking.

Mountain Biking

With thousands of mountain biking trails throughout the state, Arizona is a mountain biker’s paradise. Ride all types of terrain including high mountain passes, deserts, forest meadows, and red rock canyons.

Climbing

Arizona features remarkable climbing crags on all different types of rock. From multi-pitch to bouldering, you will find climbing routes of all varieties and difficulties throughout the state.

Swimming and Water Sports

Yes, Arizona has water- and lots of it! Arizona is home to dozens of lakes and rivers, which offer great swimming, cliff jumping, kayaking, paddleboarding, and jet skiing.

Canyoneering

Known as the “Grand Canyon State,” Arizona’s canyoneering opportunities expand all corners of the state. Whether you’re a beginner canyoneer or a pro, grab your rope and rappel gear and explore a canyon in Arizona!

Our Favorite Arizona Adventure Towns and Cities

Flagstaff

Pines and aspens meet mountains. Flagstaff is the largest city in northern Arizona. Nestled between the San Francisco Peaks and the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest, Flagstaff is the center of many outdoor recreations including mountain biking, hiking, camping, and skiing. Visitors of Flagstaff are in for a real treat when traveling to this mountain town.

Sedona

Famous for its breathtaking red monoliths and buttes, Sedona is located at about 4,500 feet above the sea level. With its relaxed and fresh air against the towering red rocks, Sedona is a perfect destination for mountain biking, trad climbing, hiking, and landscape photography.

Page

Where canyon country meets water. Just on the border of Arizona and Utah, Page sits on the largest man-made reservoir in the world. With over 500 miles of sandy beaches and towering sandstone cliffs, Page is your go-to water destination in Arizona. The opportunities to kayak, jet ski, boat, and deep water solo are endless!

Prescott

Backed up against the Prescott National Forest and the Mingus Mountains, Prescott is a city in central-Arizona that offers all types of outdoor activities. Mountain bike, climb, or boulder in the mornings, then cool off with some kayaking or paddleboarding at Watson Lake in the afternoons. Finish off your visit to Prescott with a great burger and a sunset hike.

Tucson

Whether its mountain biking, hiking, or climbing you’re into, Tucson is in a league of its own. With mind-blowing desert scenery around the city limits, endless sunny days, and mid-sized city amenities, Tucson is an ideal basecamp for all your outdoor Microadventures.

Kingman

Located in the Hualapai Valley, amid the Cerbat and Hualapai Mountain Ranges, Kingman is a great place for hikers, backpackers, climbers, and mountain bikers alike. Considered a hidden-gym, Kingman offers similar landscapes and outdoor activities to Phoenix and Tucson without the crowds!

Scottsdale

Beautiful weather and magnificent desert scenery attract hikers, road bikers, and mountain bikers from all over the world. Scottsdale is famous for its blend of outdoor activities and great after-Microadventure beer and food options.

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Our Favorite Arizona National and State Parks

Grand Canyon

The most famous canyon in the world! Over 276 miles of distinctive geological features and colors. The Grand Canyon National Park provides opportunities for all sorts of Microadventures including hiking, backpacking, and climbing.

Petrified Forest National Park

A quieter National Park in eastern Arizona. Petrified Forest National Park hosts miles of petrified conifer trees and grand desert vistas. While hiking is somewhat limited within the park, backcountry backpacking at Petrified Forest is top-notch with dozens of secluded spots.

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park is home to an endless supply of Saguaro cactus and desert vistas. While sight-seeing is the most popular activity within Saguaro National Park, individuals looking for a Microadventure can experience desert mountain biking, backpacking, and hiking to see the Park’s petroglyphs. 

Glen Canyon and Lake Powell

Containing 25 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers unique opportunities for any Microadventurer. Located near Page, Arizona, Glen Canyon also includes Lake Powell and its 500 miles of sandy beaches. A water lover’s paradise, both Glen Canyon and Lake Powell offer everything from kayaking, paddleboarding, boating, jet skiing, and deep-water soloing.

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