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hiking
17 hours ago

The trails at the Poppy Reserve are more like 8 miles and can be strenuous with a brisk pace. Rattlesnakes can be seen stretched across the path asleep warming themselves just avoid them and walk around in a wide arch. What may be an annoyance is the intense freezing wind so have something to cover ears. Definitely have water in hand as the drinking fountains were not working. Pull in and drive up to unmanned kiosk and please make a donation in provided envelope. Then park and you will see the 24/7 unlocked restrooms. Up the path to left is closed visitor center. (Open during poppy season March-April.)
The several trails loop around and it’s wonderful if you like being alone in nature. There’s several easy to medium incline but nothing is difficult just maybe annoyingly windy. Cell phone service is nonexistent. You may see 1-2 people off in distance otherwise may not see a soul. Great distant views and gravel But mostly dirt paths. Don’t skip. Nighttime it’s accessible but tons of nocturnal critters in total blackness isn’t advisable for enjoyment. Downright spooky! Track your steps and you will find your up to 10000 in no time walking all paths. They all loop back - check it out!

Great hike! Went after a fresh snow and the views and scenery were magical. Hiked with an 8 year old and was very do-able for both of us. Views from the top were awesome.

The guides kinda just rush you through. The canyon is gorgeous but I didn't get to really take it in.

on Sun Mountain Trail

hiking
7 days ago

This one will get your heart pumping. Views all along the trail are lovely. I loved sitting on the rock outcrops for short scenery breaks on the way up.

in the beginning Annette was happy with the tour I thought that I'm going to have it's photos with actually was so fine and I enjoy it and take my good photos

Beautiful path that offers variety of scenery! This one will become a regular hike!

It has amazing views. Never should miss it.

hiking
23 days ago

I would like to start with the road to the trailhead. This road is grated and managed. Please don’t stress out. It’s rough in spots but drivable in most vehicles. Start early. There are also trail markers but the provided “map” from the BLM is not near as good as downloading the Alltrails map. If you feel lost, follow the footprints. There were way too many people here today and I only saw one other permit tag. I’m thinking people are taking advantage of the government shutdown. Absolutely one of the best adventures my family has done.

We were very disappointed- we drove all the way only to discover that entry is limited only to guided tours and they were all sold out a few days ahead. I wish the trail description had mentioned this very important point.

hiking
27 days ago

Amazing! There are so many pretty things along this hike but, the wave is

walking
28 days ago

Good challenge going up. Took our dogs & they enjoyed all the smells. Going down is slick and doesn’t provide any additional workout.

THIS IS A TOURIST TRAP! It’s overcrowded and you have to stay in a group with a tour guide. The focus of the whole “tour” is what angles to take the best pictures from. Furthermore the tour guides act like you are doing them a favor and treat you as such.

Sweet place to relax next to the fall

hiking
1 month ago

A mind-bending experience! Highly recommended for anybody who wants to see one of the more unique rock formations AZ has to offer. Navigating to the wave was a little difficult even with the map provided that comes with the permit. The map uses pictures to navigate you to the right place, whereas physical trail markers are few and far between. There is no clear trail to follow after you leave the Wire Pass Wash so the only guidance is the rock formations you see along the way.

The Wave area itself is a small area easily hidden amongst the other formations, but there is no doubting that you've made it once you see it! It is quite unique even among the astounding rocks around it.

You will not regret visiting here. Bring a camera and your navigational skills :)

amazing 360 view at the top

Good trails, lots of options for different routes.

hiking
1 month ago

Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding through the northern area of Arizona. Rainwater runs into the basin above the slot canyons, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways have eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges to form characteristic flowing shapes in the rock. The slot canyons are a popular location for photographers and sightseers and are accessible with Navajo guides only and also are a healthy source of business for the Navajo Nation as well.

Upon entering “the slots” you know you’re in for a unique experience. Weaving along twisting tunnels, the intense beams of sunlight catch your attention first. But as your eyes adjust, a different world is apparent… shadowed areas open up to reveal swirling walls carved out by years of erosive activity. Then more tunnels and more light beams… taking you into a world where your imagination prevails. Truly a mesmerizing experience... and this surrealistic pleasure is located just below the Earth’s surface!
A must-see for all curious adventurers.

great trail for all! not overcrowded but lots of pups!

This was amazing! It is $50 per person but totally worth the views. The tour guide is extremely helpful with taking pictures as well! A must see!!

on Antelope Canyon

hiking
1 month ago

For those of you who do not know, Tours must be booked to do this! Would recommend going in the summer and when the sun is in the middle of the sky, I went in the fall and the light rays were not as great (as told by our guide). Very busy, but worth seeing.

Perfect for a quick evening hike. We left at 4:30pm and was back in our car by 5:30. This included stopping for pictures.

hiking
1 month ago

I did lower antelope canyon, as the light rays don't come through the upper antelope canyon in the winter so I didn't think the upper would be worth the money. The lower antelope canyon is cheaper and it was great to visit. Go on first tour with Dixie Ellis or last tour with Ken's. For more info and amazing pics visit:https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/11/15/lower-antelope-canyon-tour/

1 month ago

Awesome slot canyon, with many cool shapes in the rock. You have to pay for a tour to this canyon which costs around $50. We went in mid November and it was very busy and apparently even busier in summer. The amount of people did kind of ruin the essence of the canyon but still worth doing if your willing to pay the price. Also bare in mind however cold it is it will be colder in the canyon.

hiking
1 month ago

An experience I’ll never forget. This backcountry is absolutely stunning. My friends and I signed up for the lottery twice. Got picked on the 2nd attempt. We arrived and made acquaintances with our fellow lottery winner and a volunteer hiker, Charlie. He ended up guiding us all the way to the Wave and giving us some lessons along the way. Best way to spend my birthday week! Try to grab a spot on the BLM page. If not, best of luck on the day you sign up at the BLM office!

hiking
1 month ago

I won the Lottery! The lottery today was for Thanksgiving & Black Friday. 90 groups, representing 264 hikers, wanted the 20 permits. I feel like Charlie from Wllly Wonka and the Chocolate factory. I was the last one called for Friday. I got the last winning ticket. My first time in the walk up lottery. Did I mention I won the Lottery?

Love this hike, it’s really fun for families with little kids bc it’s not too long and waters are fun to splash and swim in. Usually it’s got a nice crowd but plenty of space to spread out. Direct sunlight for most of the hike so bring water and a hat. Go during spring for the wildflowers.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice guided hike looks awesome.

hiking
2 months ago

Totally amazing

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