If you are heading to Saguaro National Park, you will most likely will be heading to the west side of the park along North Kinney Road where you will find the Gould Mine Trail. Along the way you will most likely see many pullover spots, and this hike is not to be missed if you want to really be immersed into Saguaro National Park. You may even be lucky enough to hear the animals from the nearby Arizona Senora Desert Museum while you are hiking, adding to the ambiance!
Situated just north of Flagstaff, Arizona is the little-known Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. This beautiful monument with rugged landscape is dwarfed by its more popular neighbor to the northwest, Grand Canyon National Park. In fact, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument receives less than 2% of the visitors that make their way to Grand Canyon each year.
There is nothing so southwest as the Saguaro cactus, and there are few trails that get you quickly immersed into Saguaro National Park like the Valley View Overlook Trail. This short trail is a terrific way for visitors of all ages and capabilities to get out and really experience the park and views of the Avra Valley.
Of all the wonderful things to do in Sedona, Arizona, one of the most popular activities is trekking up the Cathedral Rock Trail. This trail is no secret-hundreds of adventure seekers hike here every day, even in the heat of the summer. However, there’s a reason why so many people do-the hike is fairly short (though a bit steep in spots), has great views during the majority of the hike and has a wonderful overlook and even a bit of shade on the top of the trail!
Sedona lies in the northern Verde Valley region of Arizona surrounded the 1.8 million acres of unspoiled Coconino National Forest. This popular vacation destination is best known for its striking red sandstone formations which rise from the desert floor. The colors of the towering red-rock buttes and canyon walls change hourly and are best illuminated by the rising and setting sun.