Will Hughes

Native Texan with a passion for mountains, forests and longboards

Lake Bryan is a great place to hike, paddle, or cookout. There is also an Icehouse that serves food and drinks which can be a game changer, especially during the summer heat. You can catch some pretty sunsets out there too.

Bright Angel Point is easy to get to and is an excellent place to relax after a long day of hiking. It snowed during my visit, so I took in the sunset with a hot cup of Joe.

Seriously, I cannot overstate how incredible the views are here. Wake up early or hang out till dark, it will always be worth it.

One of my favorite places to camp in the park. Sunrise/Sunset are incredible and the mountain reflection on the lake is breath-taking.

This is a fun hike that offers some really great views and cool geology (if you're into that kind of thing). Bring plenty of water, especially during the hot months!

Enchanted Rock is an awesome place to spend time with friends in the great outdoors. The avid hiker, camper, or photographer can all get their fix, and it's a place that can be equally enjoyed by beginners. Check it out!

Taking a bit of time to hike up to Artist Point is worth every second. Separating yourself from the tour buses and crowds to take in one of the most inspiring views around is definitely the way to go.