Hikers have been seen with dogs in banned areas.
Steep, rugged, challenging trails in remote terrain have their place, but plenty of hikers prefer paths that are short, flat, easy, nearby, and still rich in natural desert beauty.
Some people pay money to “adopt” stars far out in the galaxy. Others pony up dollars to adopt wolves in support of conservation. Now — here in cactus-studded Southern Arizona — you’re invited to adopt a saguaro.
Pima County parks official Kerry Baldwin remembers the phone call all too clearly.
Perhaps your Christmas feast will consist of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.
Perhaps your Thanksgiving feast consisted of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.
Popular Madera Canyon is the latest victim of the federal government’s partial shutdown.
Nature lovers in Tucson quickly felt the effects of a partial federal government shutdown Tuesday — with Saguaro National Park and other recreation sites closed indefinitely.
In Saguaro National Park East, this portion of the Garwood Trail looks more like a ditch than a pathway. Park officials are tackling the most severely rutted trails, repairing and rerouting them.
Horses' hooves, storm runoff and natural erosion have cut trenches up to 2 feet deep in some trails at Saguaro National Park East.
Money won't arrive until December.
Trail-building will double, parks get maintenance, Arch grounds renovations bloom.
Civic Progress has gathered most of the money from area companies, including Energizer, Edward Jones and Monsanto, since December
Proposition P would raise sales taxes for Arch and park — and push Great Rivers Greenway into a new, larger role.
Jim Krause, 74, from Oakville, walks with his dog Lobo on the new bridge that connects trails at Jefferson Barracks Park on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The trail opened this fall and has views of the Mississippi River. Photo by J.B. Forbes firstname.lastname@example.org
Inga Boerstler, from Fenton, walks with her dog, Misty on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, along the trail by Meramec Landing Park in Valley Park. Most of the trail was closed due to flood waters of the Meramec River. Future plans show the trails hooking up with Fenton Park to the south and Castle…
This is a view of Grant's Trail, taken from Tesson Ferry Road on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. On the right is Clydsdale Park. Photo by J.B. Forbes email@example.com
The new bridge that connects the trails at Jefferson Barracks Park is on the right, next to the Mississippi River. This photo was taken on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. This section of the trail goes north next to the river and stops just past the River City Casino. It opened to the public last…
The five mile trail at Cliff Cave Park in Oakville makes a loop that runs close to the Mississippi River. Future plans would have the trail connected to the trails in Jefferson Barracks Park and extend down to Bee Tree Park. This view was taken from the cliffs on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. P…
Patrick Hill, 72, from Affton, walks on Grant's Trail near Tesson Ferry Road on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Hill said that he walks two to three miles a day. Hill is recovering from back surgery. He likes the trail because it is so flat. "For people with disabilities, this is a really good tr…