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Wild Arizona: Celebrating Arizona’s Wilderness Areas All September

Peter James Nature Photography | Superstition Wilderness

Peter James Nature Photography | Superstition Wilderness

If you’ve picked up our September issue (on newsstands now), you know that the cover story celebrates Arizona’s wilderness areas — the 90 places in our state given the ultimate protection under federal law. That’s in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, signed into law September 3, 1964.

Now that it’s September 1, we’re excited to announce a 30-day blog series titled Wild Arizona. Each afternoon in September, we’ll be spotlighting three of those 90 places on the Arizona Highways blog.

With each post, you’ll get information on what can be found in each wilderness, where it is, how big it is, when it was established, and which government agency manages it. We’ve included contact info for those agencies so you can learn about any closures or restrictions before visiting.

Look for the first entry in Wild Arizona later today. We hope you enjoy this series!


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Friday Fotos: Wild Arizona

Don Lawrence | Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness

Don Lawrence | Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness

We included 84 photos in this week’s “wilderness”-themed Friday Fotos, and that still wasn’t enough to do justice to your amazing submissions. Keep them coming! And for more wilderness, pick up our September issue, on newsstands now. In it, we pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with a look at Arizona’s most pristine and protected places.

Also, stay tuned to the blog in September, when we’ll spotlight three of Arizona’s 90 wilderness areas each day of the month.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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By publishing a photographer’s work to its blog, Arizona Highways does not endorse the photographer’s private business or claim responsibility for any business relationships entered into between the photographer and our readers.

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Go Wild: Here’s a Sneak Peek at Our September Issue

2014_09 Blog

Our September issue will be hitting newsstands and mailboxes soon. In our annual Photo Issue, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, as well as a year in the life of Bismarck Lake near Flagstaff, as shot by John Burcham. We also feature the winners of our 2014 Photography Contest and a profile of famed photographer Dan Budnik.

Simply put: You don’t want to miss this issue.


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