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

Giving the Gift of Experience for the Holidays

The Holidays are upon us. Soon we will be trimming trees, lighting candles and perhaps even spending time with those we love (at a social distance of course). If you are searching for great gift ideas this year and want to integrate some physical exercise along with family time, consider the gift of an outdoor […]

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Vacationing in America’s Southwest

Although some people may think of America’s Southwest as little more than a barren expanse of hot, prickly desert full of scorpions and rattlesnakes, these stereotypes are misguided and have likely contributed to this area being a relative secret gem of outdoor recreation for so long. The deserts and mountains of Arizona and Utah have […]

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Southern Utah’s Most Popular Hikes

Utah’s majestic waterfalls, beautiful arches, canyons, and mind-blowing views are some of the planet’s most magical works of art. Hiking throughout Utah’s backcountry allows nature-lovers to experience so many fantastic landscapes. Knowing where to start will be the most difficult part. Here are Southern Utah’s top three most popular hikes:   Angels Landing Angels Landing […]

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Three Best Yosemite Backpacking Trips | Multi-Day

When we venture out of our normal Four Corners region to escape the summer heat of the desert Southwest, we love to head to the Sierra Nevada mountains of central California. Yosemite National Park is an incredible summer hiking destination. What better place to escape the heat than to explore the numerous waterfalls, high alpine […]

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Remote & Wild: A True Grand Canyon Adventure

As one of the iconic National Parks in the U.S., Grand Canyon averages about six million visitors annually. If you have only experienced the congestion of the touristy areas of the South Rim, you might not be aware of the undiscovered gems that exist in the backcountry. As beautiful as the views are from the […]

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Staying Fit and Preparing for Your Hike During COVID-19

Training and preparing for your future adventure can definitely be challenging during the time of Covid-19. It might require us to be more creative to continue our fitness regimen, but it is totally possible. The best way to train for your future backpacking trips hasn’t changed from what we would have recommended prior to this […]

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Four Tips When Hiking With Kids

Hiking with our kids can be a wonderful way to share and bond as a family. With most kids currently out of school and very few public facilities open, we wanted to provide a few tips to help you get outside and active with your children. And what better way to practice social distancing and […]

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The Best Time of Year to Visit Grand Canyon

Visiting Grand Canyon National Park is absolutely one of the must-do items for anyone traveling in the Southwestern US. Witnessing the scale and beauty of the world’s premier canyon system should be a bucket list item for everyone. The Grand Canyon is a 277-mile-long, 6000-foot slice through the landscape of Northern Arizona. Sheer canyon walls […]

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What to Do in Arizona: Outdoors in Phoenix

For those of us who are lucky enough to call Arizona our home state, we are familiar with the true beauty of our backyard. We are blessed to have an amazing diversity of weather and landscapes within a few hours of our homes. We (Four Season Guides) are based in Flagstaff, in the mountains of […]

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4 Best Grand Canyon Hiking Tours

The Grand Canyon is a 277-mile-long section of northwest Arizona that contains enough adventure to last a lifetime. Everything from whitewater rafting to fishing is available in this nearly 6000-foot-deep Wonder of the World. Surprisingly, less than one percent of the roughly six million visitors per year venture below the rim. The Grand Canyon’s full […]

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