By Elizabeth Rose. The state has a variety of offerings for naturists and nudists. Some are family-friendly.
We are a family friendly facility that welcome everyone interested in naturism. Full memberships with the resort are available; inquire with the office staff. You select the activity that suits you from quiet relaxation in the hot tubsauna or on the pool deck, to swimming, volleyball, water volleyball, pickleball, tennis, basketball, horseshoes or hiking trails.
Dan Willits and the members of the nudist group like to keep secret the locations of their Northern Arizona hiking trails. The last sight most hikers expect to see when they round a bend is 36 nude men and women trying to quickly throw on their clothes. A nudist, or naturist, is someone who enjoys hiking, swimming, or just plain existing in their natural state: stark naked.
I lived in Prescott, AZ inended up building a house for myself there, doing labor on it daily, and worked for awhile for Prescott College as their PR and communications person. That ultimately led me to a Findhorn workshop and then my guidance to create a wellness center. That has led me to 34 years of research on resorts and wellness centers around the world, and boxes of research, business plans, etc.
You'll find clothed bathers here but nude swimmers and sunbathers are also here. The best time to go is spring and fall because the creek is often dry in summer. You'll have the place to yourself during the week and find between 15 to 20 bathers on weekends.
This hike started out with some fun knowledge that there is nudist in the area and it is possible to encounter naked people on the trail. It was a very beautiful drive. We passed through a small stream that came across the road and saw a house that had a camel on their property.
If you're more of a doer than a lounger, Arizona features an array of hiking options for the clothing-optional. Nudist hiking spots can usually take place in a national forest, and can often end with a soak in some natural hot springs. Many naturist organizations lead guided hikes for fellow naturists, including Canyon State Naturists, Arizona Wildflowers, and Buff-a-teers. A four-season destination set in southern Arizona, Tanque Verde Canyon is found just east of the Tucson area.
Mostly clear skies during the evening giving way to clouds and a few showers after midnight. Low around 50F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Jordan and I needed our annual break from the harsh winter the groundhog saw his shadow so only 6 more weeks, right?! Our goal was to do a lot of hikes and spend time in nature, and that we did while exploring the areas around Sedona and Flagstaff. I find the landscape, red rocks, desert and forests to be absolutely beautiful out there.