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I'm excited to announce my new book, The Kachina Accord, has been published. This is the second book in the Jason Holt series. Click here for more details.

Who are the Experience Arizona Adventurers?

Matt Marine

Matt Marine is an Arizona resident who loves exploring Arizona's wonderful outdoor adventures. To find out more about Matt, click the link below.

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Cat-Dog is my faithful trail companion. Her real name is Cammie. Why do I call her Cat-Dog?

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Nick Smallwood

The more I experience Arizona, the more I realize how lucky I am to live in such an amazing place! From snowcapped-mountains to saguaro laden deserts, the serene beauty of Arizona never ceases to amaze me. Through my passions for photography and writing, as well as my thirst for adventure, I hope to take you along on an exciting new journey across this wonderful land


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It's a Jeep Thing
Jeep people are awesome, but we do have our idiosyncrasies. Join me as we look at the humorous side of owning and loving Jeeps.

Feature Adventures
Want to try something different? These stories showcase a wide varitey of unique adventures that allow you to experience them first hand!

Portrait Photography
A collection of photo galleries showcasing my portrait photography - typically portraits with a slight twist.

My first book. It's a mystery called Devil's Moon and has already received outstanding reviews. Set in Sedona, Devil's Moon offers anyone who enjoys a good mystery (or who just loves Arizona) a great read.

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I'm excited to announce my new book, Kokopelli Harvest, has been published. Click here for more details.

Outdoor Adventures based on Offroad Exploration!

Arizona N2O - The Lighter Side of Experience Arizona

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Read the Experience Arizona Disclaimer before attempting any of our adventures. Check with local authorities (FS, BLM, etc.) before heading out on any adventures for updates road conditions, closures, etc.

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Road Closures

Trails and roads listed within this site may be closed at any time by the Forest Service, private property owners or other governmental agencies. It is your responsibility to verify state of trail prior to attempting to run it.

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What's New for 2017

Here's where you can quickly find out what's new to the website. Whether there's a new trail or QTR added, or a update to a review. It will be listed here so you're always up-to-date on what's happening with Experience Arizona.

What's New: Glamping with Cat-dog Part 1

April 16, 2017

Cat-dog writes her first post describing her adventures out glamping in our latest edition to the family - a 2003 Airstream trailer. She's not a big camping fan, can staying in the comfort of an airstream trailer change her mind about camping?  


What's New: Journey To Bonita Creek

March 27, 2017

Located in one of only two Riparian Natural Conservation Areas in the United States, Bonita Creek is truly a desert oasis. Over spring-break, Nick Smallwood had the opportunity to visit this amazing place and capture its beauty through the lens of his camera. Here are a few of his best photos, as well as a short story about his trip.   


What's New: Bell Rock Bliss

March 12, 2017

Sedona is one of those places that’s hard to describe with words alone. It’s a place where all the elements – beautiful scenery, unique shops, and a large amount of outdoor activities – come crashing together to create a travel destination that is unlike any other. A few weeks ago, Nick Smallwood spent a weekend in Sedona to experience some of the great hiking there. Join Nick as he takes you on a blissful journey up Bell Rock, one of the town’s most prominent rock features.   


What's New: Finding Arizona's Lost Highways photo Gallery

March 4, 2017

I've uploaded the full gallery (with new photos) from Nick Smallwood's awesome article about finding Arizona's Lost Highways. Take a look and see more stuff you can find along these old roads that are slowly being reclaimed by the desert.


What's New: Finding Arizona's Lost Highways

February 24, 2017

Think you’ve discovered all there is to find in Arizona? Think again! Hidden in plain sight are Arizona’s lost highways. While these roads are no longer in use, hiking them is a surefire way to bring back the nostalgia of the good old days. In this article, Nick Smallwood travels back to the 1930’s as he shows you how to find these old roads.


What's New: The Mission at Tumacacori

February 16, 2017

Are you looking for a place that has beauty, history and a little mystery? Look no further than the Mission at Tumacacori down near Tubac. I recently took a trip down to this historic National Park and was amazed at all it has to offer. Definitely worth the trip.


What's New: Journey to Windy Point

February 8, 2017

Join intern Nick Smallwood for his photographic journey to Windy Point, a popular vista near Tucson. If you've never been there before, his beautiful images will make you wonder what you've been missing.


What's New: San Rafael Valley Adventure

February 1, 2017

This is an awesome 2WD adventure through the beautiful and scenic San Rafael Valley in southern Arizona. You can drive these semi-maintained dirt roads through the seemingly endless grasslands and enjoy the beauty that you may not expect in the desert. You need to put this on your bucket list of what to do in Arizona!


What's New: Bog Hole 4WD Adventure

January 13, 2017

Here's a nice and easy 2WD4WD adventure to a small wildlife area in the beautiful and scenic San Rafael Valley in southern Arizona. Bog Hole is a lush oasis in the midst of the San Rafael Valley's seemingly endless grasslands and it's just one of the many places to go exploring in the area. If you are exploring Arizona, this area should be on your list to visit!

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