Kayak The Blue Ridge Reservoir In Arizona For A Scenic, Relaxing Adventure

Kayaking in Arizona is always a peaceful adventure (or, well, it can be, should you choose to avoid kayaking of the white-water sort!), and there are a plethora of places in the copper state to consider for your next outing. When it comes to stunning views, the scenery doesn’t get much better than Blue Ridge Reservoir in Rim Country. This is a narrow, tree-lined lake with canyon walls on either side, and it really is a magical place to spend an afternoon.

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Have you ever kayaked the Blue Ridge Reservoir? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience! Check out our previous article for more about Mogollon Rim: A Visit To Arizona’s Mogollon Rim Will Enchant You Beyond Words.

Address: C.C. Cragin Reservoir, Arizona 86024, USA
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Kayaking in Arizona

February 13, 2021

Where exactly is the Blue Ridge Reservoir in Arizona?

To access the reservoir from Payson, Arizona, drive north on Highway 87 for about 40 miles. When you reach FR-751, you’ll see a US Forest Service sign. It points the way to Blue Ridge, so head eastbound and follow the road to the boat ramp!

What are some outdoor adventures in Arizona?

Arizona is an incredibly beautiful and supremely diverse state. No matter what kind of environment you’re seeking, you can probably find it here – from cliffs, to canyons, to forests, deserts and everything in between. Popular activities in Arizona include hiking (lots of hiking!), especially in Sedona. Camping, fishing and hunting are also very popular, as well as boating and kayaking.

Is Arizona a beautiful state?

We certainly think it is! It’s got everything from endless blue skies to breathtaking red rocks in Sedona. We have the incredible Grand Canyon, a geological wonder that no other state park can compare to. Saguaro National Park in southern Arizona will demonstrate the beauty of the Sonoran Desert to you, and don’t forget to visit downtown Phoenix and such legendary Phoenix attractions like The Heard Museum, The Phoenix Art Museum, and the Roosevelt Row arts district. Looking for the ultimate Arizona bucket list? Check out this article!


Address: C.C. Cragin Reservoir, Arizona 86024, USA