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Moab, Utah’s, twisted desert classic is about as cool as it gets. By Brandon Mathis The Stolen Chimney (5.10+ or 5.8 A0) on Ancient Art in the Fisher Towers is perhaps one of the most coveted summits in the desert Southwest. Once you’re there, you’ll know why. “It is most…(Read More)

Time this right and you’ll the be the only ones for miles Sunrise over Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, Navajo for valley of the rocks. Most people know it as Monument Valley.  Photo by Brandon Mathis. By Brandon Mathis Winter rocks but sometimes a little desert solitaire is good for the soul. These days, it’s…(Read More)

Dunton Hot Springs

One more gift from the mountains: soothing, natural hot springs. We put together a list of the most celebrated hot springs across the Southwest to bring you these magic mountain waters. 1. HEALING WATERS, PAGOSA SPRINGS, COLORADO In a place known for its geothermal activity, these all-natural and undiluted mineral springs are the oldest…(Read More)

Bears Ears National Monument

These southwest adventure destinations might not all be synonymous with epic adventure, but they sure could be. Take a look at why we love them and why we think you will too.  by Brandon Mathis 1) BLUFF, UTAH You might not think of Bluff, Utah (population 258) as a major destination – and that’s what…(Read More)

Zion National Park is a habitat for canyoneering- budding canyoneers and expert explorers alike who return for the technical terrain and scenery within the depths of this desert landscape. But for the zealous explorer, a true canyon adventure is found outside the park. Words and Photos by Rachel Ross The Navajo sandstone in the area…(Read More)

Bull of the Woods trail run

From high alpine mountains to desert mesas, here are our picks to keep on your radar this running season. Words By Tiona Eversole ARIZONA AZT North Rim Ramble August 26th, 2018 Jacob Lake Northern Arizona is packed with many desert gems. The North Rim Ramble course takes you through spruce, pine and aspen forest, and…(Read More)

Runner, climber and part-time vagabond, Michael Versteeg has no end in sight. And that is just the way he likes it. words and photo by Morgan Sjogren Even if you’ve heard Versteeg’s name before, perhaps from ultramarathon race results or his acclaimed record run on the Arizona Trail, you probably don’t…(Read More)

 How to explore Bears Ears National Monument and surrounding areas While we’ve all heard plenty about Bears Ears National Monument in in southeastern Utah, we don’t all know much about it. Those who do have wandered among its labyrinths of canyons and mesas, gazed silently at ancient ruins, climbed tall cracked cliff faces…(Read More)

cnayoneering Utah's North Wash

UTAH: Spending a day sliding, climbing and squeezing though a slot canyon no wider than an arm’s length might not sound like fun to some people, but to others it’s what fun is all about. Words by Brandon Mathis, Photos by Terrance Siemon In an area known as the North Wash in the…(Read More)

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