Go Ahead And Add These 12 Stunning Places In Arizona To Your Bucket List
One of the things I absolutely love about living in Arizona is the diversity of our state’s landscapes. Most people tend to have limited views of our state—hot, dry, desert—but we know there’s so much more here, and the most beautiful places in Arizona prove it.
Today, we’re going to honor that diversity and beauty by taking a look at some places in Arizona that you should definitely take the time to visit. It’s a topic we’ve covered before but I think that our state has so many exploration options that you really can’t limit it to one list.
Those were some pretty incredible views, right? If you’ve visited any of these places before, be sure to share your experiences with us and your fellow Arizonans!
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Most Beautiful Places In Arizona
What are the most well-known parks in Arizona?
If you plan on traveling to Arizona, here are some of the top-rated destinations that are considered must-sees. It almost goes without saying that the Grand Canyon National Park should be at the top of your list. It's not called the "Grand Canyon State" for no reason, after all. Millions of visitors take a trip to see it every year, and it's one of the most well-known natural wonders in the world. The Petrified Forest National Park is another popular park in Arizona. The petrified wood of prehistoric trees is fascinating to visitors, plus the natural scenery of the area is beautiful.
What are the most unique things to do in Arizona?
There are so many things to see in Arizona, it's hard to list them all. There are a few things that you can only truly do within this state. The famous Antelope Canyon, a place that's been the muse of many photographers over the years, is in Arizona. You can visit it yourself if you can get one of the coveted reservations for a guided hike through it. In a similar vein, one of the most iconic desert sights, the Mitten Buttes, is in Monument Valley in Arizona. Those don't require a guided hike, you can see them for yourself just by heading to the area. They're amazing in person and it's pretty cool just to say you've been to those famous buttes.
What underrated places in Arizona should I visit?
Check out these scenic places in Arizona that are lesser-known, but worth discovering. There is a lava river cave you can explore for yourself. Formed by lava thousands of years ago, today it's actually rather chilly and fun to visit. Everyone knows about the Grand Canyon, but one of the other biggest canyons in Arizona isn't quite so popular. Sycamore Canyon is located in Verde Valley and is absolutely stunning. With it being less trafficked than the other big canyon, you'll find it to be quiet and perfect for hiking, camping, and more.