• Heber Wild Horses
    Exploring Arizona

    Heber Wild Horses, Arizona

    If seeing the most amazing & beautifully wild horses is on your bucket list, you will want to visit the Black Canyon Lake area of the Mogollon Rim. This is the home of the Heber Arizona wild horses. Last weekend the family traveled north to explore the Black Canyon Lake area in Heber Arizona. Summer here in the Valley gets extremely hot and we wanted to take a break from the heat and go on an adventure. It is a 2 1/2 to 3-hour drive from the valley to Black Canyon Lake located on the Mogollon Rim in Arizona‚Äôs Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. This scenic drive starts in the desert with…

  • Tonto National Monument
    Exploring Arizona

    Tonto National Monument

    Exploring the Tonto National Forest On our quest to explore the great American Southwest we recently ventured into the Tonto National Forest.   We headed out east on the 60 from Phoenix toward Globe, AZ.    The drive to the Tonto National Monument takes over 2 hours from Phoenix.   The scenery along this drive includes cactus, mesquite, creosote bushes and large rock formations in a vast array of color.  On the way you will see Saguaro Cactus, Prickly Pear Cactus and the trickster of the cactus world the Cholla Cactus also known as the Teddy Bear Cactus (do not try to cuddle it) aka the Jumping Cactus.  Although this cactus looks soft and…