Few People Know One Of Arizona's Most Popular Swimming Holes Is Hiding A Dark And Terrifying Secret
They say beauty comes at a price – a notion that doesn’t just apply to people. There is a swimming hole right here in Arizona that harbors a dark and terrifying secret. Water Wheel Falls Hiking Trail in Payson experienced a flash flood event in 2017 that claimed the lives of 10 people…and it could easily happen again if warnings are not heeded. Here’s everything you need to know about the flash flood at Water Wheel Falls in Arizona.
Get an aerial view of these intriguing falls:
Did you know about the flash flood at Water Wheel Falls in Arizona? Have you been to Water Wheel in Payson? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below, and check out our previous article for an Arizona hike with an equally dark secret (although this time, it’s paranormal).
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Amazing Attractions in Arizona
What are some hidden gem attractions in Arizona?
Some hidden gem attractions in Arizona include:
- Tonto National Monument. This area has a ton of wildlife and is strewn with ancient cliff dwellings.
- Walnut Canyon National Monument. While there are many areas with cliff dwellings, this one lets you get up close.
- Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness. This is a stunning canyon that only lets 50 people at a time in to preserve its beauty.
- Coronado Trail Scenic Byway. This is a lovely drive in a part of Arizona most people don’t see. The forests here are gorgeous.
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What are the coolest Old West attractions in Arizona?
The coolest Old West attractions in Arizona include:
- For Bowie National Historic Site. Parts of the original adobe walls are still around for visitors to get a glimpse of history.
- Oatman. This is an old town on the famous Route 66 which is replete with Old West charm and style.
- Tombstone. This is the ultimate Old West destination as it was the site of the historical O.K. Corral shootout.
- Castle Dome Mining Museum. This is not just a museum but a reconstruction of a small town that became submerged in the Colorado River.
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What are the best remote destinations in Arizona?
The best remote destinations in Arizona include:
- Blue Ridge Reservoir. You might be surprised that such a lush forest can be found in a desert state like Arizona.
- Madera Canyon. This is the best of both worlds in that it has both forest and desert in the same canyon.
- Navajo National Monument. This is deep into the Navajo Reservation and it has several ancient cliff dwellings.
- Blue Canyon. This is located on the Hopi Reservation and it is rife with amazing rock formations, including those known as hoodoos.
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