A cyclist riding in Tucson Mountain Park. Photo © Tim Hull.

Cycling Tucson in Winter

While professional and elite cyclists flock to Tucson for the mild temps and mostly cloudless blue skies when it’s freezing elsewhere, they also come for the pain and the anguish. This rugged Sonoran Desert valley, hemmed in by towering mountains and jagged hills, is an ideal proving-ground for those looking to show off their roadworthiness.

Natural Bridge in Bryce Canyon Natural Park. Photo © Paul Brady/123rf.

Visiting Bryce, Zion, and the Grand Canyon in Winter

Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park–three incredible bucket-list-parks–remain largely summer destinations. But when temperatures plummet, these otherwise busy parks are perfect for those who seek solitude and tranquility.

The Wupatki National Monument. Photo © Tim Hull.

Who Were the Sinagua and Where Did They Go?

The Sinagua left their architecture and masonry all over north-central Arizona, but little else. Here’s what we know of them today, pieced together from artifacts, ruins, and geology.

The William H. Murray Bridge in OK. Photo © Miroslav Liska, 123rf.

Birthplace of Route 66: Oklahoma

Candacy Taylor offers a brief history of Route 66’s conception in Oklahoma, along with highlights and tips on navigating the Mother Road’s original alignment.