Arizona November 15, 2018
This Scenic Road Trip Takes You To All 7 Wonders Of Arizona
People travel to our state from all over the globe to see its immense
natural beauty. This list isn’t anywhere near comprehensive, but it highlights seven spots that are absolute must-visits in the Grand Canyon State. The drive takes about 15 hours total, so it’s perfect for a weekend tour of Northern Arizona!
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1. Barringer Meteor Crater (Winslow)
This incredible piece of history was formed over 50,000 years ago when a giant meteorite crashed into the Arizona desert at lightning speed. It's a designated National Natural Landmark and is said to be the best-preserved crater on Earth.
2. The Wave (Kanab)
With an almost otherworldly appearance, this undulating sandstone rock formation is one of Arizona's most popular tourist attractions. Only 20 visitor permits are granted each day, so you'll truly feel like the last person on Earth (or the first on another planet.)
3. Horseshoe Bend (Page)
Once a hidden gem, this unique natural wonder resembling its namesake has recently seen a rapid increase in traffic. A lookout area can be accessed via a 1.5-mile round trip hike, so minimal effort is required to experience this breathtaking place.
4. Antelope Canyon (Page)
Eons of erosion formed this mystical slot canyon, smoothing the hard rock into flowing pieces of art. As it is located on Navajo land, public access to the canyon has only been allowed since 1997 and requires accompaniment by a tour guide. (For more information about tours, visit the Antelope Canyon
5. Grand Canyon National Park
Need we say more? The right words to describe this bucket list destination do not even exist. Not only is the Grand Canyon one of
Arizona's seven wonders
, but it also tops lists of must-visit locales encompassing the entire world.
6. Havasu Falls (Supai)
A high concentration of calcium carbonate creates the striking blue-green water that Havasu Falls is famous for, but it really must be seen to be believed. Photos just don’t do it justice. There’s a campground is located nearby, but you'll need to reserve a permit to visit the falls due to their location within Havasupai tribal lands.
7. Hoover Dam
Straddling the Arizona-Nevada border, Hoover Dam was constructed during the Great Depression by thousands of workers. It impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, and millions of people bask in its glory each year.
Who are you bringing on this road trip? What other natural wonders would you add? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share photos from your wonderous adventures in our
Arizona Nature Lovers Facebook group!