I'm surprised by how the outdoors is so easily accessible from Phoenix, one of America's largest cities.
My favorite part about my trip to Phoenix was doing some trail running at South Mountain Park. South Mountain is one of the world's largest city parks, and it's 16,000+ acres of stunning desert hills and valleys.
I parked at the Pima Canyon trailhead, and ran parts of the National Trail.
Here are some pictures to whet your appetite and also remind myself that I want to go back soon.