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These 10 Hiking Spots In Arizona Are Completely Out of This World

Remember when Wild came out in theatres last year? It spurned a greater interest in hiking and backpacking along the Pacific Crest Trail but has also led to some pretty crowded areas. A great, local alternative is the Arizona Trail, which stretches 800 miles from Mexico to Utah. If you’re not up to hiking it this year, you’re in luck because our state has over 300 trails scattered throughout the state, some connecting to the Arizona Trail and others in completely different locations. Here are just a few trails you will want to check out. Don’t forget to bring extra water and snacks.

Before you head out on your next hiking adventure, let us know in the comments your favorite places in nature to escape the daily grind.

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. In addition to writing, she also enjoys taking photos, running, and weaving. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats.