Take This Unforgettable Road Trip To Experience Some Of Arizona’s Most Impressive Caves And Waterfalls

Caves and waterfalls are equally awe-inspiring natural wonders, and this road trip leads you to some of the best of each that Arizona has to offer. The entire route is just shy of 550 miles, or 12.5 hours of driving time. We recommend spending the night at several of the stops (many have campgrounds) to get the most out of the trip.

Editor’s Note: As of publication, the Lava River Cave and Romero Pools were currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. This road trip route is still manageable, however, if you skip over those two spots — just make sure to revisit them when they reopen!

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Have you been to any of these caves and waterfalls in Arizona? If so, which spot do you like best? Did we leave off any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!

And for more epic adventures in The Grand Canyon State, be sure to peruse The See And Do-It-All Bucket List For Everyone In Arizona.

Address: Fossil Creek - Waterfall Trail Parking, Fossil Creek Road, Pine, AZ 85544, USA
Address: 2980 AZ-90, Benson, AZ 85602, USA
Address: 16721 E Old Spanish Trail, Vail, AZ 85641, USA
Address: Tanque Verde Falls, Arizona 85748, USA
Address: 171B Forest Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
Address: Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, 5700 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750, USA
Address: Catalina State Park, 11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737, USA
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Caves And Waterfalls In Arizona

March 13, 2021

What are some fun road trips to take in Arizona?

If you enjoyed our road trip to the best caves and waterfalls in Arizona, you’ll be pleased to know we’ve put together several other road trips that explore the state’s natural wonders. These scenic backroads are perfect for any nature-loving Arizonan, and will take you past some of the most picturesque panoramas in the state, and such notable wonders as the Mogollon Rim and a Joshua tree forest! And our Route 66 Road Trip takes a scenic trip down the Mother Road, and is a must for any Arizonan.

Are there any natural wonders in Arizona?

Arizona is home to some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world. The Grand Canyon State’s most resplendent natural wonder is, of course, The Grand Canyon. Another wonder located within the Grand Canyon, Havasu Falls drops 100 feet into beautiful turquoise blue pools. One of the most popular areas for photographers, Antelope Canyon is a northern Arizona slot canyon created through water erosion of the sandstone, which gives the formation its smooth, fluid shape. Canyon de Chelly National Monument is three wonders in one: Canyon de Chelly, Canyon del Muerto, and Monument Canyon. Together they form a beautiful landscape that is a rare treat for those not from Arizona. The park’s most distinctive feature? Spider Rock, a 750-foot spire that is home to Spider Woman in the Navajo culture.

What are some scenic hikes in Arizona?

You’ll find plenty of opportunities for adventure here in the Grand Canyon State! And the best news is, some of the most scenic hikes in Arizona are also the most accessible. If you’re looking for an iconic Sedona view, Bell Rock Courthouse Butte Trail offers incredible sights, in an easy, four-mile loop. Monolith Garden Trail in Kingman is just 1.8 miles long and features some of the most splendid scenic views in the region. And if you prefer lake views to desert landscapes, Woods Canyon Lake Trail is absolutely picture-perfect. It’s a flat, four-mile walk around a picturesque lake that will get you to your Fitbit goals without breaking too much of a sweat!

 

Address: Fossil Creek - Waterfall Trail Parking, Fossil Creek Road, Pine, AZ 85544, USA
Address: 2980 AZ-90, Benson, AZ 85602, USA
Address: 16721 E Old Spanish Trail, Vail, AZ 85641, USA
Address: Tanque Verde Falls, Arizona 85748, USA
Address: 171B Forest Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
Address: Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, 5700 N Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750, USA
Address: Catalina State Park, 11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737, USA