From The Wave to our beloved Grand Canyon, otherworldly landscapes are just par for the course here in Arizona. Watson Lake in Prescott is an equally extraterrestrial destination, with ancient rocks jutting out from the water far as the eye can see. You’ll feel like you’re on another planet when you hike the 4.5-mile Watson Lake and Flume Trail, which skirts right along the waterfront and even lets you climb out onto the rocks. Come see why this trail might be the most beautiful lakeside trail in Arizona:

This is one amazing hiking trail in Arizona you cannot afford to miss.

Have you ever hiked the Watson Lake and Flume Trail? What’s your favorite waterfront trail in Arizona? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section, then check out our previous article for one of our top picks.

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Where is the flume Arizona trail?  

Flume Arizona – also known as the Flume Road Trail - is a stunning hike in Arizona’s woods leading to the famed Fossil Creek. It’s outrageously beautiful and perfect for a warm day, though its extraordinary popularity ensures that a weekend visit will be plenty crowded. It can be found within Tonto National Forest and extends for nine miles. The closest town to flume Arizona is the delightful little town of Pine, which is one of our favorite small towns in Arizona to explore.  

What is the most unique hike in Arizona?  

Well, considering there are literally thousands of hiking trails in Arizona to choose from, it’s almost impossible to nail down just one as the single most unique hike in Arizona. For example, the incredible Bright Angel Trail at Grand Canyon National Park is easily the most famous hike in Arizona thanks to its extraordinary uniqueness; there are no other hiking trails like it, and though it’s quite difficult to do, it’s incredibly rewarding. You may also want to consider hiking trails in Sedona or Flagstaff, as well as some of the truly stunning trails down at Saguaro National Park in southern Arizona (we’re pretty sure the landscape doesn’t get more unique than at Saguaro National Park).  

What’s the best lakeside trail in Arizona for a summer hike?  

We’re pretty sure that every lakeside trail in Arizona is the best trail for a summer hike, but we could be biased. Some of our favorite lake hikes in Arizona include the amazing Butcher Jones Trail, which is nearby Saguaro Lake, which is absolutely gorgeous year-round, but especially in summer when the wildflowers in Arizona are at their peak. Also, be sure to check out the Lynx Lake Loop Trail, near Prescott, and Yavapai Point Trail at Lake Pleasant. Believe it or not, there are more than 125 amazing lakes all over Arizona to explore. Many are man-made, but don’t let that distract you from just how amazingly beautiful they are!  

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