Phoenix, Arizona, is renowned for being one of the top cities in the USA for scenic hikes that will take your breath away. The city sits in the middle of the desert but is punctuated and surrounded by many hills and mountains that offer great views of the area. If you’re visiting the city and staying with friends, family, or in a great IHG hotel in Phoenix, then you have to take in at least one of these trails. These rocky outcrops are just waiting to be explored!
I feel like these things always happen to me.
You’ll hear about how the jeep broke down further on in this post, but it was actually a blessing in disguise!
Want a short and relatively easy hike with epic scenic rewards that are rare to find anywhere else?
Of course you do, and Devils Bridge in Sedona is just the trick!
As one of the main attractions in the area, Devils Bridge has built a reputation as one of the best scenic spots that come with some great photo opportunities. The Bridge is a red rock arch that has been eroded over millions of years by wind and weather.
The bridge looks like its going to collapse at any second due to all the cracks. However, I’ve been told it’ll be there for a few thousand years to come. Lets hope they’re right!
I’ve really fallen in love with the USA over the last couple of years.
Spending two summers working at a summer camp in Maine and subsequently meeting my girlfriend there have made it a home from home and given the country a special place in my heart.
I now hop across the pond whenever I can to see Annie, and today I am lucky enough to be doing just that!
Pima Canyon is situated in the Santa Catalina mountains in Tucson, Arizona.
The hike is 3.9 miles and rated as moderate difficulty. The hike offers great views over Tuscon, a somewhat forested section that you wouldn’t expect to find in Arizona and some great wildlife including; Javelina, birds and mountain goats.
What’s up my fellow adventurers?!
Boy, do I have some great news for you regarding outdoor adventure!
Every year, the U.S. National Park Service offers free park entrance days, the first of which is coming up on Monday the 20th of February! These are a great way to see these National Parks and a great excuse to go on an adventure. This year is even more special as it’s the 100th anniversary year of the national parks!
Myself and Cotapaxi, who make great quality outdoor gear which also benefits peoples lives, have teamed up to spread the word about these free park days and the importance of outdoor exploration!
Part two of the America Series sees a trip to Mount Lemmon which is just north of Tuscon, Arizona. This was another awesome trip Annie had planned for us. Weirdly, I didn’t see a single lemon on the mountain.