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  1. The Gnarliest Canyons in America

    From the Appalachians to the Sierra Nevada, here's a look at some of the gnarliest canyons on the continent. What's your pick of the litter?

  2. 7 Days in the Grand Canyon State: The Ultimate Arizona Road Trip

    With stops at the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and the Kaibab National Forest, here's how to have the ultimate Arizona road trip.

  3. 4 Must-Visit Swimming Holes Near Flagstaff

    With the recent floods near Flagstaff, many favorite swimming destinations have been washed out, but these 4 lesser-known spots are perfect for cooling off.

  4. Chavez Ranch Creek

    Plenty of Flagstaff locals head to Slide Rock or Fossil Creek, but Chavez Ranch Creek may just be the best place to beat the heat.

  5. Hiking in the Grand Canyon: An Insider’s Guide

    Seeing the Grand Canyon is a bucket-list dream for many people, but truly experiencing the overwhelming landscape means more than standing at an overlook on the rim. You must take the next step, leave the pavement, and actually enter the canyon.

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  6. Backpacking in the Grand Canyon: An Insider’s Guide

    As if your bucket list wasn’t already long enough, here’s one to slap right at the top: backpacking in the Grand Canyon. Few hiking destinations are so coveted as this world wonder—famous for jaw-dropping beauty and notorious for leg-burning trails....

  7. Flagstaff, Bearizona

    Bearizona is not your average bear park. Located near Williams, AZ, the park boasts two distinct sections. The first is the main attraction, ...

  8. How to Tube the Salt River Without the Hassles

    A stress-free tubing experience along the Salt River is easy with a little bit of forethought, planning, and a little bit of insider knowledge.

  9. Introducing Flagstaff Extreme

    Nestled in the trees of Fort Tuthill Recreation Area sits the Flagstaff Extreme Ropes Course, a hidden gem of an obstacle course and zipline adventure.

  10. Why Flagstaff is a Biker's Paradise

    Flagstaff has always boasted a robust cycling community, and it's only getting better, as cycling takes off all around the country.

  11. 6 Tips for an Epic Sunrise at the Grand Canyon

    Every year, thousands of people visit the Grand Canyon, but only a handful know how special catching a sunrise there can be. Here are 6 tips for enjoying one.

  12. Desert Hiking in Arizona

    Who would want to visit the Arizona desert during the hot summer months? People who know about the crazy deals that exist here, of course.

  13. Flagstaff’s Hullabaloo

    Flagstaff's Hullabaloo festival has been earning awards as the best annual event for the past four years. With live music, craft beer, & plenty more, it's easy to see why.