Began at welcome center and went north under the highway. Followed the paved Trail/boardwalk until a sand trail diverged and went along shoreline. Eventually the trail ended and turned around and retraced path back to welcome center.
Hike Along a Beautiful Perennial Stream in Southern Arizona
Most of those who come to visit in this area are drawn here by the unique environment of Sycamore Canyon. Home of one of the few perennial streams in extreme southern Arizona, it supports such a diverse plant and animal community that part of it has been designated the Goodding Research Natural…
I’ve been to Lower Cathedral Valley many times, over 200, but mostly been limited to showing tour guests the main features in the valley for a few minutes. Today I decided to explore a valley to the north of the Temples.
This hike has some magnificent views of the Colorado River and the Book Cliffs. The hike is a lollipop, the left (eastern) side of the sucker has the great views but the right side has a more gradual ascent to the mesa top.
Devil’s Canyon is a system of trails around the canyon of the same name. My intention was to take D3 which goes up the canyon itself but the signing for D3 is poor and I first took a deviation on D1. Access to all the ‘D’ trails is at the parking lot for the D1 trailhead, D3 forks off to the left…
This was a hike to cache water for a cross country hiker coming through later in the week on the American Discovery Trail, which uses the Kokopelli Trail in this area. The Troy Built appears to be more used by bicycles than hikers.
The Trail Through Time is a short loop hike near I70 on the Utah - Colorado border. Several dinosaur skeletons and other fossils were discovered in the area and some left for public viewing from the trail.
Leprechaun Canyon is one of the most accessible narrow slots around being right next to highway 95 near Lake Powell. Its remoteness however means that it is rarely crowded.
The canyon entrance is a wash where you push past some tall reeds then duck under a tunnel. After that there is a grand…