These 10 Hiking Spots In Arizona Are Completely Out of This World
Remember when the movie Wild came out in theatres? 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.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
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 is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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