11 Of The Most Beautiful Fall Destinations In Arizona

Arizona in the fall is a truly enchanting time, with so many magical places to explore. From the Snowbowl to Apple Annie’s and everywhere in between, here are the 11 most beautiful autumn destinations to visit this year in Arizona.

How many of these spots have you checked off your fall bucket list? Did we miss your favorite place? Let us know, and check out our previous article to learn more about the Snowbowl during autumn: 7 Reasons Why It’s Better To Visit The Arizona Snowbowl In The Fall.

Address: Aspen Nature Loop, Arizona 86001, Humphrey's Peak Trail, Arizona 86001, USA
Address: Verde Canyon Railroad, 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, USA
Address: West Fork Oak Creek Trailhead, W Fork Trail, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Address: Orchard Canyon on Oak Creek, 8067 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Address: Snowbowl Drive, Snowbowl Dr, Arizona 86004, USA
Address: Forest Houses Resort, 9275 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Address: San Francisco Peaks, Arizona 86001, USA
Address: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 E Arboretum Way, Superior, AZ 85173, USA
Address: Apple Annie's You-Pick Orchard, 2081 Hardy Rd, Willcox, AZ 85643, USA
Address: Inner Basin Trail, Arizona 86001, USA
Address: Abineau & Bear Jaw Loop Trail, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
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Arizona in the fall

August 17, 2022

What are the best places to view colorful foliage in Arizona in the fall?

One of our favorite ways to view fall foliage in Arizona is from the comfort our cars, via a good, old-fashioned road trip. We put together the following fall foliage road trip in Arizona that visits some of the best and most beautiful spots in the state each autumn; places that come alive with ruby reds, pumpkin oranges, buttery yellows, and dazzling gold and copper hues. The trip visits some of the top places for leaf peeping in Arizona, such as San Francisco Peaks, Lockett Meadow, Verde Canyon, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Mogollon Rim, and the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Of course, if you prefer to enjoy a birds-eye view of the vibrant fall foliage of the Grand Canyon State, we highly recommend taking a chairlift ride via the Arizona Snowbowl. Thanks to its world-class ski slopes, the Snowbowl is most popular in the winter – but we personally believe that fall is the superior time to visit. Nothing quite compares to seeing the aspens from 10,000 feet in the air, the ground peppered with leaves that glimmer in the sunlight!

What are the best fall hikes in Arizona?

If you want to immerse yourself in the vibrant fall foliage of Arizona, there’s nothing like a hike! Some of our favorite autumn adventures in Arizona include the Aspen Nature Lollipop Trail and Aspen Nature Loop, Bill Williams Mountain Trail, West Fork of Oak Creek Trail #108, the Weatherford Trail and Bear Jaw Loop Trail, both in Flagstaff, and the Bill Williams Mountain Trail in Williams.

Address: Aspen Nature Loop, Arizona 86001, Humphrey's Peak Trail, Arizona 86001, USA
Address: Verde Canyon Railroad, 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, USA
Address: West Fork Oak Creek Trailhead, W Fork Trail, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Address: Orchard Canyon on Oak Creek, 8067 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Address: Snowbowl Drive, Snowbowl Dr, Arizona 86004, USA
Address: Forest Houses Resort, 9275 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
Address: San Francisco Peaks, Arizona 86001, USA
Address: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, 37615 E Arboretum Way, Superior, AZ 85173, USA
Address: Apple Annie's You-Pick Orchard, 2081 Hardy Rd, Willcox, AZ 85643, USA
Address: Inner Basin Trail, Arizona 86001, USA
Address: Abineau & Bear Jaw Loop Trail, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA