“The desert is just ugly dirt and rock,” said no one who has properly explored Phoenix’s Sonoran Desert landscape. These six talented Instagrammers capture the beauty of the land and Phoenix outdoor adventure opportunities better than most.
Rod Small—aka Dirty Desert Photography—has a knack for capturing the untamed wild horses of the Salt River.
Need inspiration for your next hike? Patrick’s account will have you rushing to lace up your hiking boots —very likely for a trek in the Superstition Mountains.
This is another account aspiring hikers should be following; not just for Phoenix hike ideas, but also day trips to spots around Arizona.
Tyler chronicles his desert adventures from the easy-to-hike trails of Papago Park to the muscle-burning climbs of Camelback Mountain and more.
If you know someone who thinks the desert is just brown on brown on brown, promptly direct them to this account cataloging the myriad colors of the land.
Prickly cactus pose before fiery sunsets in this catalog of raw, rugged desert beauty.