6 Waterfall Swimming Holes In Arizona That Will Make Your Summer Complete
By Monica Spencer|Updated on June 01, 2023(Originally published May 27, 2023)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to make your next swimming adventure a memorable one, you will love finding swimming spots with natural waterfalls attached. And guess what? We’ve already done most of the research so check out these six waterfalls in Arizona to swim in. Each one will make a hot day a little more bearable.
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Waterfall Swimming Holes in Arizona
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What are the best waterfall hikes in Arizona?
One of the best waterfall hikes in Arizona is along the Massacre Falls Trail. This six-mile out-and-back trail leads you through the beautiful desert landscape near tortilla flats. Towards the end of the trail, keep your ears open for the sound of falling water. You'll hear the waterfall before you see it. The waterfall jettisons off the cliff 100 feet above you. Head to Massacre Falls in the spring to see the best water flow and maybe experience one of the best swimming holes in Arizona.
What are the best waterparks in Arizona?
The best waterparks in Arizona include:
Hurricane Harbor in Glendale is part of the Six Flags family, so you know you can expect an awesome experience. With over 14 different attractions, from thrill rides to a splash pad, Hurricane Harbor has something for everyone. Give the one-of-a-kind Bahama Blaster a try. This slide defies gravity by blasting you uphill on a jet of water!
Great Wolf Lodge in Scottsdale has an indoor water park perfect for family-friendly fun out of the sun.
Lake Mohave, just north of Bullhead City is a beautiful lake and one of the best swimming holes in Arizona. The beautifully clear, cool waters are perfect for cooling off in the warmer months. Take a kayak out and discover the little hidden coves and beaches this lake has to offer. There are no lifeguards at the lake, and lifejackets are recommended, so be safe and have fun!