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.

Seligman AZ, photo © Sam Topping

Southwest Road Trip: Route 66 Fun in Seligman

Any great American road trip worth its salt needs a dash or two of roadside kitsch. On a southwest road trip, Seligman is a prime opportunity to indulge in the motherlode of roadside attractions: Route 66.