The sunny state of Arizona is a place where you will not get bored quickly as there’s so many things to see and visit. Landmarks like the Grand Canyon are known all over the world. Have a look at the 17 most beautiful spots in the state of Arizona!
No1. Beaver Falls in Havasu Creek
Beaver falls are notoriously difficult to access but once you arrive the site is breath taking.
They are the fifth set of falls in the area and are directly after Mooney Falls.
Originally some parts of the fall were fifty feet in height but the floods of 1910 destroyed some of the area. When you are at the site you can see the markings around that show how high the water rose during the flood.
No2. Saguaro National Park
In the southern part of Arizona you will come across Saguaro National Park.
The name of the park comes from the giant Saguaro cactus that resides in much of the park. Whilst you are at the park you should take advantage of the 150 miles of hiking trails that are available.
The park itself covers a total area of 91,442 acres with over three quarters of it being a designated wilderness.
No3. Goldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction
In 1892 Goldfield was a bustling town sitting near to Superstition Mountains that had just struck gold.
The town now is a ghost town that has been brought back to life for visitors to see in all its former glory.
Whilst at the ghost town make sure to take a tour of the underground mines.
No4. Havasu Creek
Havasu Creek has humble beginnings as a little trickle of water from above the wall of the canyon.
This then runs some fifty miles before entering Cataract Canyon.
The creek is famous for its blue-green water, this is because of the high levels of calcium carbonate in the water that created the limestone around it.
No5. Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam sits along the border or Arizona and Nevada and was constructed during the 1930’s.
The dam today provides power for the states of California, Nevada and Arizona. Each year an estimated 1,000,000 people come to visit this astonishing site.
No6. Hunts Mesa, Monument Valley
You will find Hunts Mesa along the south-eastern edge of the monument valley.
A trip to Hunts Mesa will see you experiencing panoramic views of the sandstone formations that can be seen in the distance.
The area can only be accessed by travelling through the sand dunes that are to the north-east of the town Kayenta.
No7. Lake Mead National Recreational Area
Lake Mead is a hot spot for recreational activities, visitors can enjoy their time by fishing, boating, sightseeing or settling down for a picnic.
Whilst you are here you will get to see thousands of animals and plants that adapted to the hot and dry climate.
No8. Monument Valley
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is an expanse of sandy land that sits between the border of Arizona and Utah.
The area is a dark red in colour and has many sandstone towers jutting out of the ground. Some of the towers reach as high as 1,000 foot.
As the sun moves across the sky the shadows cast by the towers make for perfect photograph moments.
No9. The town of Sedona
The town of Sedona is surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land.
The area is considered to be sacred by the Native Americans and many still claim the area will help with healing and spiritual renewal.
The streets are lined with art galleries and visitors will find countless spa’s in which to pamper themselves.
No10. White House Ruins at Canyon De Chelly
The White House at Canyon De Chelly in owned by the Navajo Tribal Trust.
The area can only be accessed by taking a guided tour by one of their companies, but the views are breath taking and the sandstone spire that rises 750 feet from the floor are worth the drive alone.