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These 12 Trails In Arizona Will Lead You To Extraordinary Ancient Ruins

There’s no better way to experience Arizona than through hiking. You get to see spectacular views, experience the weather, spot wildlife, and occasionally run into Arizonans doing the exact same thing. Sometimes, it will even introduce you to the history of the area through interpretive trails or, in this case, old ruins from decades or centuries ago. So, no matter your ability, here are some suggestions for great little (or not so little) trails to see a piece of Arizona history.

Those look pretty cool and accessible! Just remember to respect history by leaving these areas untouched and to always “pack it in, pack it out” when visiting natural or historic areas of our state.

If you want to check out some more abandoned places that requires less physical activity, you might be interested in reading You’d Never Know These 7 Ghost Towns Are Hiding In Arizona’s Most Populated County.

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats. You can reach her at mspencer@onlyinyourstate.com.