Four Season Guides is a guide owned and operated business in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Beat the Heat: Essential Tips for Hiking in Arizona and Southern Utah

If you’re planning to hit the trails in the sun-soaked deserts of Arizona and Southern Utah this summer, you’re in for some amazing scenery and thrilling experiences. Hiking in these hot, arid regions isn’t just a walk in the park and there are some dangers if you aren’t prepared. Here are five must-know tips to…

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Wake up and Smell the Wild Coffee

As the sun peeks over the horizon, your wilderness adventure deserves more than just a bland morning wake-up call. It deserves the symphony of a coffee-making ritual amidst the great outdoors. Buckle up, coffee lovers! This guide isn’t just about brewing; it’s about creating a caffeinated masterpiece in the wild. Let’s explore the highs and…

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Guided Versus Independent Hiking: Which One is Right For You?

Deciding to embark on a hiking adventure is an exciting prospect. The allure of experiencing the world’s natural beauty, breathing in fresh mountain air, and feeling truly alive can be irresistible. However, as a novice hiker, you face a critical decision: Should you opt for a guided tour or venture out on your own? Both…

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Illuminate Your Adventures: The Benefits of a Red Light on Your Camping Headlamp

When it comes to camping, a reliable headlamp is an essential tool for every outdoor enthusiast. While headlamps traditionally offer white light for illumination, many modern models now include an additional feature that sets them apart: a red light. Though seemingly subtle, the inclusion of a red light on your camping headlamp can bring a…

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Hiking Books to Inspire Outdoor Adventure

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s a good time to consider some simple gifts and stocking stuffers for your family and friends. And what better gift than a book to inspire. We’ve compiled a list of some of our guides’ favorite adventure books that we hope might inspire the seasoned or budding adventurer…

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The Best Hiking Trips in Grand Canyon for Families

Grand Canyon boasts beauty and adventure beyond compare. Hiking and backpacking at this world-renowned National Park is the best way to enjoy a fully-immersive experience with your family. Here are three of our favorites, and what we believe to be the three best hiking trips in Grand Canyon for families:   Havasupai Gardens Backpacking Trip…

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Three Top Destinations for Hiking Vacations in the Southwest

The southwestern United States is home to some of the most scenic landscapes in the world. And with that scenery comes some incredible opportunities to explore on foot. So if you’re idea of vacation includes a bit of sweat and adventure, here are some of the best destinations to consider.   Grand Canyon – This…

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