You haven't truly hiked in northwestern Arizona until you've hiked in Hualapai Mountain Park. A 15-mile drive from town up Hualapai Mountain Road leads to the park's more than 2,300 wooded acres, with 10 miles of developed and undeveloped hiking trails, picnic areas, ATV trails, rustic cabins ($50 to $135 per night), teepees ($35 per night), and RV (full hookups) and tent areas. Along the park's trail system you'll find a striking variety of plant life such as prickly
pear cactus and Arizona walnut. Abundant species of birds and mammals such as the piñon jay and the Abert squirrel live here, and pristine stands of unmarred aspen mark the higher elevations. Any of the trails can be hiked in about three hours. The Hayden Peak Trail is a branch of a 16-mile trail system, which links with many other trails at a high elevation. The popular Aspen Peak Trail is shorter, 2 miles one way. Keep in mind the terrain in the park ranges from 5,000 to 8,500 feet above sea level, and snow—sometimes heavy—is common in winter.