Jeremy MeekExplorer

  • Hike through Mountain Sheep Canyon

    As its name suggests, Mountain Sheep Canyon offers a rugged feel and more strenuous hike than the other slot canyons in the neighborhood (Antelope Canyon and Rattlesnake Canyon). The trek is longer than it is for the other canyons (about three-qua...

    1.5 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to the Wilson Mountain Summit - South Overlook

    Ever wanted to see Sedona from a bird’s eye view? Sure, you could spring for a helicopter tour. Or…you could hike Wilson Mountain Summit! No other location in Sedona will offer you a view that is so expansive and so breathtaking (and one where you...

    9.5 miles 2600 ft gain

  • Hike the Gateway Loop

    The Gateway Trailhead is one access point into the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy in Scottsdale and is my favorite “Gateway” into the treasure trove of great trails and vistas in the McDowell Mountains. The Gateway Trailhead provides great accessibi...

    4.5 miles 650 ft gain

  • Hike to Mooney Falls

    Hiking down to Mooney Falls is a great, short adventure when camping at the Havasupai Campground. Not only that, it is certainly the most adventurous waterfall to reach, requiring travelers to hike down through a menacing passageway cut through th...

    0.5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to Navajo Falls

    Navajo Falls is a gem that resulted from the flash flood that tore through Havasu Canyon in August of 2008. Although this flash flood forever changed the landscape of the canyon, it created a fantastic spot for travelers to enjoy in the afternoon ...

    1.2 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike Battleship Mountain

    Battleship Mountain is nestled within the Superstition Mountains, surrounded by dramatic peaks and desert landscapes. The hike itself is beautiful, and the views once on top of Battleship Mountain are exceptional. The diversity and uniqueness of g...

    11.5 miles 443 ft gain

  • Explore Flagstaff's Lava River Cave

    If you’re looking for a truly unique hiking experience in Arizona, look no further than the Lava River Cave, 14 miles northwest of Flagstaff. The longest lava tube in Arizona, the cave was formed approximately 700,000 years ago after a volcanic er...

  • Hike Phoenix Mountain Preserve's Freedom Trail

    As the third longest trail in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the Freedom Trail provides a great option for those looking for a longer hike, which can also be made even a bit longer by bolting on the Piestewa Summit hike along the way (adds 1.2 mil...

    3.7 miles 1213 ft gain

  • Hike to the Opabin Prospect

    Located in Yoho National Park, Lake O'Hara is said to be the crown jewel of the Canadian Rockies (rightly so!). Callum Snape has described a bit of the process on what it takes to gain access to Lake O'Hara at this post here. Once you arrive at La...

    2.5 miles 820 ft gain

  • Hike the West Baldy Trail

    The West Baldy Trail is one of the most beautiful (and popular) hikes in Arizona. It is reminiscent of many alpine hikes you might find scattered across Colorado. The trail follows the Little Colorado River most of the way and the sound of trickli...

    14 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike Aravaipa Canyon

    Welcome to the beauty of wilderness and serenity! Within the boundaries of Aravaipa Canyon, you will not find any designated trails, campsites, or facilities. This canyon is one of Arizona’s hidden gems, and it is not mentioned in many travel b...

    8 miles 200 ft gain

  • Practice Yoga atop Piestewa Peak

    If you are an avid hiker and also love practicing yoga, then Piestewa Peak has a hidden gem awaiting you! There is a little-known helipad located just off the primary trail to Piestewa Peak's Summit (see photos above for more detailed information)...

    1.8 miles 900 ft gain

  • Explore Point Sublime

    Its name says it all; this panoramic viewpoint at the north rim of the Grand Canyon is sublime: of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe. For newcomers to the Grand Canyon, this view might just leave you speech...

    0.1 miles 20 ft gain

  • Hike to the Keet Seel Ancestral Puebloan Ruins

    Keet Seel is an amazingly preserved pueblo village in the depths of the canyons at Navajo National Monument. First occupied as early as 700-900 AD, it was not until approximately 1250 AD when the current visible structures were built. During that ...

    17 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Heli-Hike the Berg Lake Trail

    If you do not have the time (or energy) to backpack into Berg Lake and camp overnight, one solution is to fly into Berg Lake via Robson Helimagic's chopper and hike out. Going with this heli-hiking route allows you to experience this iconic trail ...

    14.3 miles -2610 ft gain

  • Paraglide in the Swiss Alps

    There are few places that are quite as magical as the Swiss Alps. Towering peaks, rich culture, iconic architecture, and rolling green pastures; it's a storybook setting. While there are a multitude of ways to enjoy Switzerland, paragliding amidst...

  • Explore Hunts Mesa at Monument Valley

    Though there are many unique viewpoints from within and around Monument Valley, none is as grand as the view from Hunts Mesa! Not easily accessible, the only way to get to Hunts Mesa is through an authorized tour guide via a ~2 hour off-road drive...

    1200 ft gain

  • Visit the Kitt Peak National Observatory

    Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) is home to the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of our sun. With 26 telescopes on the premises and partnerships with...

    0.5 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike Stakkholts Canyon (Stakkholtsgja)

    Starting at the trailhead, it is a leisurely hike into and through Stakkholts Canyon (in Icelandic, Stakkholtsgja). There are some defined paths along the way, but the path can vary from year to year and ultimately you will make your own way up th...

    1.2 miles 40 ft gain

  • Explore Hraunfossar (Lava Falls)

    A lesser known Icelandic waterfall, Hraunfossar is nonetheless beautiful and quite unique! Flowing out from beneath a gigantic lava flow, there is a magical quality to enjoying the subtlety of a waterfall resulting without a river above-ground fee...

    1 miles 20 ft gain

  • Hike to Heidarhorn

    If you have limited time in Iceland and/or are trying to make good time circumnavigating the entire island, you will not have time to complete the entirety of the world renowned Laugavegur Trek. However, the next best thing can be tackling a parti...

    6 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Heli-Hike Ghost Peak

    Typically a very popular place for heli-skiing in the winter months, Ghost Peak and the surrounding area offer some epic alpine hiking opportunities! Various routes are available from the ridge connecting Ghost Peak with Mount Cartier. The basin b...

    2 miles 800 ft gain

  • Beaver Falls - Havasupai's Water Wonderland

    Beaver Falls is the largest concentration of cascades in Havasu Canyon, providing a great destination for a half to full day adventure while staying in Havasupai. There are a lot of great swimming holes in the vicinity of Beaver Falls and the hike...

    5 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike Chiricahua National Monument

    Located in far southeastern Arizona, Chiricahua National Monument is the rock garden of all rock gardens. Although it is a bit out of the way, this hoodoo forest (hoodoo: spires of rock resembling totem poles) is worth a visit. Its unique rock for...

    8.5 miles 1410 ft gain