Arizona is the sixth largest U.S state situated in the southwestern part of the United States. It is most famous for the Grand Canyon. Arizona was the home of the Native American Indians. Arizona is also preferential for adventurers.
Arizona has the most scenic views and serene deserts. Remember the Road Runner cartoons? Its landscape is quite identical to what you saw in the Road Runner Shows. Other than the famous tourist places, there are so many hidden gems unknown to most tourists. Are you looking forward to being the only group within a few miles?
Hire a Navajo guide and let them lead you to locations known only to the locals. But be sure to ask before taking photographs of Navajo residents and their properties.
Here are a few things you must see and experience in Arizona :
1. The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon of Arizona is a magnificent and incredibly beautiful natural wonder and a distinguishable landmark of the state. You cannot miss this place, as it’s the main attraction in Arizona. Do try Stargazing when you visit the Grand Canyon. Be sure to visit during March through May or September to November as the daytime temperature is cool and there are relatively lesser tourists.
2. Off-Road to Ghost Towns
It is a great way to see the wildlands and know about the history of the land. Many off-road trails make their way through mining towns and abandoned human establishments. Off-roading through the side roads is a great way of exploring the best cafés, shopping malls in Arizona, the spectacular view, and other local eateries.
3. Hike to the Horseshoe Bend
Located near the town of Page, the Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped entrenched meander of the Colorado River. It is situated near the city page, the bend is also called the east rim of the grand canyon. It is the best location for hiking and rappelling. It is a marvelous natural wonder that you must see with your own eyes at least once in your lifetime.
4. The Wave, Marble Canyon
The Marble Canyon is in the Coconino County in Arizona. It has vast sandstone structures stretched like Taffy. It is a two-hour drive from Flagstaff, Arizona. To see The Wave, you must have a hiking permit four months in advance via The Bureau Of Land Management. So plan if you want to see this wonder of nature.
5. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
It is one of the most photographed places on earth. This valley has marvelous sandstone structures 400-1000 feet tall with majestic shadows that gracefully fall on the desert floor. The whole valley used to be a basin till it became a plateau by wind and water erosion. Nonetheless, it is as beautiful as it must have been countless years ago.
6. Petrified National Forest Park
Located east of Winslow, The Petrified National Forest Park consists of a vividly colored collection of petrified wood along with historic structures and various archeological sites. The wooden logs are said to be as old as dinosaurs.
Sedona is an Arizona desert town located near Flagstaff. Sedona is known for its countless hiking trails, each offering a unique experience. The variety of trails make it a viable choice for adventurers looking to explore by hiking. Nearby Sedona is the Verde Valley, which has suitable conditions for grapes to grow, making it popular among wine lovers. Verde Valley has some of the best wineries.
The state of Arizona is most famous for the Grand Canyon. If you’re an adventurer looking forward to spending some time in the wilds or looking forward to seeing marvelous natural wonders, you must go to the places mentioned in this article.