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Arizona Art Hike with Stephanie Daniels – Finger Rock Canyon

Arizona Art Hike with Stephanie Daniels – Finger Rock Canyon



7119 N Alvernon Way
7119 North Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85718 United States
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Join Stephanie for a mini hike in Finger Rock Canyon in the Catalina Foothills where we will paint and take in the scenery.

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For People that Love To Hike and Paint:

Art Hike in Finger Rock Canyon

Sunday, April 14 at 8:45 a.m. / Pontatoc Trail in Finger Rock CanyonTucson, AZ

Join us for a mini hike in Finger Rock Canyon in the Catalina Foothills! We’ll meet at 8:45am at the Finger Rock Trailhead parking lot then we’ll hike a short portion of the Pontatoc Trail.

This rocky trail passes through beautiful desert scenery of saguaros, ocotillo, brittlebush, prickly pear, and palo verde trees. After 0.5 mile we’ll break at a large flat rocky area for an hour and a half to draw, paint, journal, etc.

Stephanie will provide some instruction on how to capture the scenery with your medium of choice and then let you explore your creativity on your own. We’ll then hike back the way we came.

Dogs are NOT allowed on this trail. There is no shade on this trail so please come prepared.

Trail Details:

  • Miles: 1 out and back
  • Elevation Gain: +/- 200 ft
  • Highest Point: 3,195 ft
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Pace: 1/1.5 miles per hour
  • Parking Permits: No permits needed

This is a Level 1 Hike on Kula Academy Hiking Event Classification.

What to Bring on Your Painting Adventuer:

  • Backpack with water and snacks
  • Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes
  • Drawing, painting, or journal materials
  • Optional lightweight cushion or blanket to sit on — we’ll be sitting on flat rocky area
  • Don’t forget your Kula cloth!

Driving directions: 7119 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ. Parking is free and no permit is required. If the parking lot is full you can park along the road.

About Our Instructor:

Stephanie Daniels is an artist and adventure seeker based in Tucson, AZ where she shares her hiking adventures and botanical watercolor artwork under the moniker Brushes and Boots. She draws inspiration from time spent in nature, whether hiking in the Sonoran Desert or backpacking the higher elevations of the Sky Islands of Arizona. Her original watercolor paintings showcase the range of beauty the Southwest has to offer, from cactus to pines.

Like many people who have not spent a lot of time in the Southwest, she initially thought the landscape around Tucson was dry, brown and boring. Through exploring the Sonoran Desert, she discovered an abundance of life and color in the seemingly lifeless landscape and she now uses her art to share the beauty found in this special place.

Since moving from Chicago to Arizona in 2017 she has grown her outdoor skills and knowledge, from not even owning properly fitting hiking boots or knowing anything about a water filter to teaching women’s backpacking clinics and becoming a Wilderness First Responder. Her proudest outdoor achievement to date is hiking 230 miles in 24 days on the John Muir Trail in 2019.

She shares her art and adventures on www.brushesandboots.com and @brushesandboots