With Rising Temps, Phoenix Thrives at Night

With Rising Temps, Phoenix Thrives at Night

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As the summer months progress in Phoenix, the blasting daytime heat can seem daunting and an unusual shift happens – our city resets itself to a nocturnal clock. From outdoor activities and jobs, to business hours and nature trails, schedules change throughout the city to be open earlier and later, avoiding the peak heat of the afternoon. Whether we like …

Weekend Trip: Coconino National Forest

Weekend Trip: Coconino National Forest

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As we watch summer temperatures climb in Phoenix, it is a great time to plan a getaway to more temperate climes. Luckily, the diverse landscape of Arizona offers beautiful escapes to beat the heat, most within a short drive from central Phoenix. On a weekend, why not head out to Coconino National Forest? This National Park stretches out around Flagstaff, …

Weekend Trip: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

Weekend Trip: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

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  Summer’s here and that means it’s a great time to pack up the family and hit the road for a weekend trip! There’s always something to explore in Arizona. This season is a great time to check out the summer recreation outside the city on an adventure-filled loop to the south and west. Kofa National Wildlife Refuge The Kofa …

Weekend Trip: Salvation Mountain

Weekend Trip: Salvation Mountain

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Spring is a great time to hit the road and take a weekend trip. With hundreds of great spots to explore just a short drive from Phoenix, a road trip is just the thing for finding a new adventure. Before the summer starts heating up, it’s also a good time to get out to some off-the-beaten path locations like the …

Arizona Desert Blooms

Arizona Desert Blooms

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If you live in the desert, you’ve probably noticed the sudden burst of color across the hills and roadsides. Not only has the Spring brought an invigorating greenness to the plants of the Sonoran Desert, but thanks to our Winter rainfall, a full rainbow of blooms is now happening across the region. From late February until May expect to encounter …

5 Ways to Explore the Sonoran Desert

5 Ways to Explore the Sonoran Desert

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With the winter chill behind us, springtime in central Arizona is the perfect time to plan an adventure in the vast beauty of the Sonoran Desert. This year, exploring the desert features not only ideal weather but a bursting display of wildflower blooms. The chance to spot birds, animals and other wildlife also increases, especially as desert reptiles emerge from …

Weekend Trip: Meteor Crater

Weekend Trip: Meteor Crater

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Flat, sandy, arid grasslands characterize the countryside east of Flagstaff, between the wooded hills of the Mogollon Rim and the delicate hues of the Painted Desert. Perhaps the most significant major attraction is the Meteor Crater, which lies 6 miles south of      I-40, halfway between Winslow and Winona. This huge depression, 0.74 miles in diameter and 550 feet deep, was …

Ghost Towns of the Sonoran Desert

Ghost Towns of the Sonoran Desert

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Happy Halloween! October is the time for haunted houses and dressing up like ghouls and monsters. In Southern Arizona, it’s also the perfect time to visit some of our colorful history – ghost towns! Ghost towns exist across the country, but many are clustered in the Southwest where mining booms gave rise to short-lived frontier towns, many tucked along forgotten …