Arizona October 03, 2015
You Must Visit These 12 Awesome Places In Arizona This Fall
Now that fall is finally well underway, I imagine you’re probably aching to get a real autumn experience in the state. Changing leaves, hot drinks, and sweater weather are just moments away from reality at these 12 Arizona locations. Check them out!
1. Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness
Located in southeastern Arizona, this area will surprise you with fall colors just like it did for the photographer.
2. The Arboretum in Flagstaff
You’re in luck if you visit because the trees at this arboretum are just now starting to change colors! This photo was taken a little less than two weeks ago.
3. Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Finding fall colors in the Sonoran Desert is a rare treat and the trees at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum has quite the collection of fall foliage. Visit a little later in the fall season to really see the color show!
4. Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Before the snow storms come in this winter, make a trip to Canyon de Chelly for a wonderful view of this canyon, whether from the floor or the rim.
Not only will you find plenty of green from the pines here but Flagstaff is also well-known for its large number of aspen trees scattered throughout the area.
6. Horton Creek
Located along the Mogollon Rim, Horton Creek sits 20 miles east of Payson. Not only will you fall in love with the fall colors but hearing the sounds of a Rim Country creek makes this an experience well worth your time.
7. Mount Lemmon
Need another reason to hike Mount Lemmon in the near future? Does the prospect of seeing all the beautiful fall foliage seem enticing enough?
8. North Rim, Grand Canyon
You only have a few more weeks to get a fall experience here; the North Rim’s visitor season is pretty short and services in the area end on October 15. After that, the area is open for day use only until the start of winter.
9. Oak Creek Canyon
What autumn list would be complete without mentioning Oak Creek Canyon? A walk through the area is best for experiencing some of the most amazing fall colors Arizona has to offer but even a drive along State Route 89A will bring those beautiful sights to you.
10. San Francisco Peaks
The spotted areas on the peaks are beautiful up close and afar. Check them out by either hiking or driving along the
Nature is quite the color mixer. Check out how well the warm and cool tones flow when autumn hits Sedona; the red rocks go quite well with yellow and orange leaves.
12. Verde Valley
Combining all the little towns in this area, you can find some spectacular views of fall colors. One option, if you’re looking for a more unique experience, is to ride the Verde Canyon Railroad in the next few weeks to see the different colors for yourself.
Which location are you hoping to visit this fall? Are there any other places you plan to go? Do you have any fond fall memories at any of theses spots? Let us know in the comments!