outdoor recreation


Multiple national forests in Arizona have closed recreation sites and other developed areas because of the coronavirus outbreak.


A large campground near the Grand Canyon's South Rim entrance is getting even bigger.

Arizona Snowbowl twitter feed

A northern Arizona ski resort wants to expand services with night skiing and tubing, new chairlifts and mountain biking trails, and a zip line.

Arizona State Parks

A 16-year-old Boy Scout who collapsed last month on a troop hiking trip in the southern Arizona desert died of dehydration and overheating, an autopsy shows.

Grand Canyon National Park Museum Collection

John Wesley Powell set off to explore the Grand Canyon 150 years ago today. He’s remembered as a scientist and explorer, but not often as a person with a disability. Powell lost an arm during the Civil War but that didn’t stop him. Today Grand Canyon outfitters invite people with disabilities of all kinds to experience the Colorado River, as Powell did, from a boat. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Fred Thevenin, owner of Arizona Rafting Adventurers.