Aztec Peak is a fire lookout at an elevation of 7,694 ft above the sea level, located in the Tonto National Forest, in central Arizona, USA. It’s the highest point of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness area. This off-road trail twist and turns up through beautiful forests and canyons. It takes you to the top of the Workman Creek Falls. There is a watchtower you can climb up giving you stunning views from the vista point atop of Aztec Peak. There are many side trails and hikes to explore within the Sierra Ancha Wilderness area.
The Horseshoe Dam is just 25 miles outside the beautiful town of Cave Creek. The dam is 1,500 feet long, 144 feet high. This dam is unique because there is a walking path which allows you to get behind the water flowing over the dam. You can get very close to the water below the dam which cascades down into a beautiful multi-tiered waterfall flowing over large rocks. The views are stunningly beautiful when there is a release of water happening. Just below Horseshoe Dam is some of Arizona’s best fishing.
Bulldog Canyon is part of the “Great Western Trail” in Arizona, traveling through the Tonto National Forest’s Goldfield Mountains and Sonoran Desert. It offers incredible views of the nearby Superstition Mountains and is home to some of Arizona’s most infamous legends.
Join us on a hike down into Cottonwood Canyon to explore the fascinating petroglyphs left behind by the Hohokam Indians. Discover their images of spirals, lizards, animals, and human figures.
Schnebly Hill Road is one of the most beautiful drives in Sedona, Arizona. It’s a steep, very bumpy, and wonderfully scenic drive that drops more than 2,000 feet from a wooded mesa into the wonderland of Sedona’s Red Rock canyons.
During the Coal Mine Canyon Day Trip we will first visit a field of lava at the base of the Sunset Crater Volcano. We will then visit the Wupatki Indian Ruins. Then we will visit the beautiful Coal Mine Canyon at the edge of the Painted Desert. Fewer than a couple hundred visitors each year see the amazingly colorful formations that line the upper end of the ravine.
The changing of the leaves in Northern Arizona is beautiful and not to be missed. During late October and through November we have a window to view the leaves as they change to beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow. PJE offers trips to a number of different locations.
Exploring around the historic Sheep Bridge area offers lots of fun adventures. On the north side of the river there is hidden within dense reeds a hot springs to soak in. There are many opportunities for hiking along this beautiful stretch of the Verde River and swimming in the summer months.
The Rolls at Saguaro Lake off-road route passes through the Sonoran Desert landscape and contains a section of the Great Western Trail. The highest elevation point along this route is 2560 feet. From the main Bush Highway entrance to this trail it is a 12.1 mile drive to reach the off-road access areas (coves) of Saguaro Lake. There are 4 coves to choose from to swim at.
Senator Highway day trip to Prescott, Arizona is a 28.8 mile off-road trail through the mountains around downtown Prescott that offers many scenic views. Often seen are huge elk and gangs of turkey. We often spot the beautiful Acorn Woodpecker in this region.