Even the youngest children can learn to love the outdoors. Here are some tips for parents.
Deborah Wall is the author of "Great Hikes, a Cerca Country Guide," and "Basecamp Las Vegas: Hiking the Southwestern States," published by Stephens Press. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prevention — from wearing the right clothes to packing some extras — is key for outdoor lovers to stay safe.
With its red and orange Aztec sandstone formations surrounded by mountains of gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park is a feast for the eyes.
This lush oasis, in a secluded canyon near Tecopa, California, is not a spa or a resort but a working ranch.
Conservations groups, coalition of tribes press for creation of Avi Kwa Ame National Monument.
Recreational opportunities await visitors to Lone Pine, where the hills are nestled.
Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area is located at the southern tip of Nevada, along the Colorado River, about 6 miles south of Laughlin.
Outdoor enthusiasts in search of cooler climes can consider a trek to Utah and a walk along this scenic route.
The Joshua tree was useful to American Indians, who wove baskets and sandals from the strong leaves and ate the flower buds and seeds, both raw and roasted.
Every hiker who has heard of it dreams of walking the Bright Angel Trail, the famous footpath that snakes from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon all the way to the Colorado River on the canyon floor, with spectacular scenery almost every step of the way. If you’re going to hike it, May is one of the best months to do so, with average daily highs at 72 degrees on the rim and in the 80s about halfway down, at Indian Garden.
For an outdoor experience that’s different enough to make long-lasting memories, consider the Rings Loop Trail in the Mojave National Preserve, Calif. Located near the Hole-In-The-Wall campground, the trail is named for the metal rings bolted into the walls of a short, yet steep slot canyon. You will use these rings and bolts to help you climb up or down the slot.
March is a good time for this trip, before the heat intensifies and while there’s a chance to see wildflowers.
Kelso Depot holds a wealth of history, and its surroundings offer camping, stargazing, hiking and nature appreciation.
It’s a six-plus hour drive to this city in southwestern Arizona, and the climate is pleasant in February and March.