The Best Outdoor Activities in Arizona

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Backpacking to Havasu Falls and the Colorado

Arizona / Hualapai Hilltop Trailhead

Havasupai stands for the “people of the blue-green water.” Once you get there, you’ll understand why. The Indian reservation is an isolated area just outside Grand Canyon National Park.

Bernice Ngo
1724 Saves

Backpack the Grand Canyon: Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim

Arizona / North Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon NP

Start at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park at the North Kaibab Trail.

Rob Witt
1156 Saves

Cliff Jump At Fossil Creek Falls

Arizona / Fossil Creek Waterfall Trailhead

The journey is definitely worth it! Don't let the description discourage you from visiting here.

Dane Nilsson
906 Saves

Hike to Horseshoe Bend

Arizona / Horseshoe Bend Trailhead

Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona is classic bucket list material and for good reason. Even if they don’t know what it’s called or where it is, everyone has seen this famous spot somewhere.

Tiffany Nguyen
857 Saves

Photograph Antelope Canyon

Arizona / Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona, and requires you to book a tour guide.

Mark Handy
763 Saves

Hike to Beaver Falls

Arizona / Havasu Campground

So you've made it down to the Havasu campground after a ten mile hike from Hualapai Hilltop - time for more hiking! The 8 mile (RT) trek to Beaver Falls is well worth the trip, and can offer some qui.

Hike to the Confluence of the Colorado River and Havasu Creek

Arizona / Havasupai Trail, Grand Canyon

Hike: Starting from the Havasupai campgrounds, which is a 10 mile hike in itself from Hualapai Hilltop, the trail goes past Mooney Falls to Beaver Creek for 4 miles.

Brendon Kahn
534 Saves

Hiking Cathedral Rock

Arizona / Cathedral Rock Trailhead

Cathedral Rock is one of the most popular landmarks in Arizona. This amazing rock formation is located in Sedona, Arizona. The hike is steep and requires a bit of climbing in some spots. The 1.

Justin Ritucci
447 Saves

Hike Echo Canyon on Camelback Mountain

Arizona / Echo Canyon Trailhead

If you live near or around Phoenix, you know that Camelback Mountain is pretty hard to miss. Due to the mountain's height, this hike isn't exactly what you would call easy.

Tiffany Lachner
421 Saves

Car Camp the Mogollon Rim

Arizona / Mogollon Rim Campground

The Mogollon Rim is part of the Colorado Plateau in eastern Arizona above Payson. The rim stretches across the Coconino National Forest and at some parts drops off nearly 2,000ft.

Ethan Fichtner
390 Saves

Hike Siphon Draw to Flatiron Summit

Arizona / Siphon Draw Trailhead

Flatiron is one of the most popular day hikes in the Superstition Wilderness, just outside of Phoenix, AZ. The hike begins at Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction.

Kevin Kaminski
388 Saves

Hike Tom's Thumb

Arizona / Toms Thumb Trailhead

Tom’s Thumb is a super fun, popular hike in the Scottsdale McDowell Mountain Sonoran Preserve.

Kevin Kaminski
379 Saves

Hike Plateau Point via Bright Angel Trail

Arizona / Bright Angel Trailhead

Start off at Bright Angel Trailhead, then hike down into the Grand Canyon on one of the higher-quality trails. Hiking down to Plateau Point (furthest option) is well worth it.

John Stambaugh
379 Saves

Hike to Devil's Bridge

Arizona / Devil's Bridge Parking

The Devil's Bridge is the largest natural sandstone arch in Sedona and an iconic landmark. If you're visiting the area, this hike is a must do.

Will Cebron
377 Saves

Hike Piestewa Peak

Arizona / Piestewa Peak

Piestewa Peak, formerly known as Squaw Peak and conveniently located in the heart of the Phoenix metropolitan area, is a relatively short hike that yields impressive views of the city and is a perfec.

Kevin Kaminski
375 Saves

Hike Up Camelback Mountain via Cholla Trail

Arizona / Cholla Trail

This challenging hike up the east side of Camelback Mountain has beautiful views of Phoenix and Scottsdale, and is not often crowded.

Kevin Kaminski
374 Saves

Hike the Bell Rock Trail

Arizona / Bell Rock Trail

The Bell Rock Trail in Sedona is a relatively easy hike with a majestic reward. It is a well maintained trail that with plenty of views to keep your eyes happy.

Kathleen Buenviaje
363 Saves

Hike to Humphreys Peak Summit

Arizona / Inner Basin Trail

If you think you might only get one chance to hike Humphreys Peak in your life, I recommend this hike so that you can have a unique view experience of the east and west sides of the Peaks.

Sri Gangam
343 Saves

Hike to and Swim at the Bull Pen, AZ

Arizona / Bull Pen Road - West Clear Creek

This trail starts at the end of Bullpen Rd and your adventure begins in beautiful thickets of trees and plants.

Aaron Maltby
335 Saves

Camp at Lost Dutchman State Park

Arizona / Lost Dutchman SP Entrance

Lost Dutchman State Park is located near the Superstition Mountains in central Phoenix, about 40 miles from Phoenix.

Kevin Kaminski
329 Saves

Hike Pinnacle Peak

Arizona / Pinnacle Peak Park Main Trail

Pinnacle Peak is a 3.5 mile out-and-back hike along a beautifully groomed trail with a moderate gain of ~1300ft.

Kevin Kaminski
318 Saves

Trail Run in Lockett Meadow

Arizona / Lockett Meadow

Getting There North of Flagstaff on the 89A, take a left turn directly after a sign for Sunset Crater. This road winds up a well-developed path; when it ends, turn right.

Moe Lauchert
315 Saves

Hike to Cibecue Falls

Arizona / Cibecue Creek Falls Trailhead

It is a bumpy ride down an old dirt road to get to the trailhead.  Use extreme caution on this road as there are very narrow sections with sheer cliffs.

Matt Yanchek
299 Saves

Hike Coal Mine Canyon

Arizona / Coal Mine Canyon

Coal Mine Canyon is a remote gem of the southwest that borders the Hopi and Navajo Indian Reservation.

Kevin Kaminski
293 Saves

Hike to Robbers Roost

Arizona / Robbers Roost Trailhead

The hike begins on the eastern side of the parking area. It is only a half mile hike but the views are amazing.

Aaron Maltby
287 Saves

Hike the West Fork Trail

Arizona / Oak Creek

This is one of the most beautiful hikes in Sedona, Arizona. It is a fairly easy hike, although it is 6 miles roundtrip. A lot of families come here, and children love to play in the water.

wendy wernet
285 Saves

Hike to 'The Crack' at Wet Beaver Creek

Arizona / Bell Trailhead

'The Crack' is a cliff jumper's dream, but it also offers something for everyone, with smooth rocks for sunbathing and shallow waters for wading. To get to The Crack, it's about a 3.

Hiking and Stargazing at SP Crater

Arizona / SP Crater

Off of the 89, just north of Flagstaff AZ, there is an unmarked dirt road just before a gas station. It leads out to privately owned land that's open to the public.

Moe Lauchert
283 Saves

Camp at Red Rock

Arizona / The Edge Trailhead

Starting from Downtown Flagstaff we headed west. After making a left turn on Woody Mountain Road, we continued for 22 miles. Woody Mountain Road then becomes Forest Road 231.

Moe Lauchert
281 Saves

Hiking Sedona's Fay Canyon

Arizona / Fay Canyon Trail

Located on the outskirts of Sedona's main attractions, Fay Canyon is a hidden gem. The Fay Canyon Trail is an easy, scenic hike that takes you through this lesser-known Sedona canyon.

Kathleen Buenviaje
278 Saves

Hike to the Romero Pools

Arizona / Romero Canyon Trail

To enter the Catalina State Park costs $7 per vehicle with up to four adults. You then drive to the trailhead parking lot. There will be a restroom and a very small shop there.

Dofo Salazar
276 Saves

Summit Weavers Needle

Arizona / Peralta Trailhead

Lace up your boots, stock up your gear, bid farewell to civilization and head out to the wild. This adventure is not one for the faint of heart. It will scrape, snag, trip and stumble you.

Nick Tort
276 Saves

Hike to Mooney Falls

Arizona / Havasupai Campground

Hiking down to Mooney Falls is a great, short adventure when camping at the Havasupai Campground.

Jeremy Meek
256 Saves

Kayak Antelope Canyon

Arizona / Antelope Point Public Launch Ramp

Antelope Canyon is perhaps the most well-known and most photographed slot canyon in the United States. But many people probably don’t realize that you can also kayak a portion of the canyon.

Sarah Giek
251 Saves

Hike the Broken Arrow Trail to Chicken Point

Arizona / Broken Arrow Trail

Start your hike at the Broken Arrow Trailhead, just .2 miles past the end of Morgan Rd.

Nick Tort
249 Saves

Hike to Seven Falls

Arizona / Sabino Canyon Trailhead

At the main parking lot of Sabino Canyon, there are a few different trams you can take to nearby trailheads.

Danny McGee
247 Saves

Backpack the Grand Canyon's South Rim

Arizona / South Kaibab Trailhead

If you want to see the real Grand Canyon, this is it. The 3 day backpacking will take you down into the canyon to where few people visit.

Sri Gangam
244 Saves

Explore Lake Pleasant, AZ

Arizona / Lake Pleasant

Located just 30 minutes from the outskirts of Phoenix, AZ lies a 10,000 acre desert oasis known as Pleasant Lake Regional Park.

Matt Bloomfield
235 Saves

Hike the Sabino Canyon Trail

Arizona / Sabino Canyon Trailhead

This popular trail is a paved road that crosses 9 stone bridges over Sabino Creek.

Molly Adshead
225 Saves

Camp at The View Campground in Monument Valley

Arizona / The View Campground

Other than the spectacular landscape, the park really doesn't possess any of the attributes one would associate with the "wild west.

Hillary + Matt
219 Saves

Hike the Wind Cave Trail

Arizona / Wind Cave Trailhead, AZ

This is a great trail for a run or for stretching your legs exploring the caves in Usery Mountain Regional Park. Keep in mind that the trail leads you up to the cave and is the end point.

Hike to Waterfall Canyon

Arizona / Waterfall Canyon Trail

So to fully enjoy the theme of this hike, make sure to try and go right after a rain. But also know that since this is a pretty easy hike, you will won't be the only one there.

Hike to the Arizona Hot Springs

Arizona / Arizona Hot Springs Trail Head

Parking for this hike is about 35 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. It should take less than an hour to get there from any of the hotels. There is easy, fee free parking on the north side of Hwy 93.

Adam Franklin
205 Saves

Hike to the Grand Canyon's Sunset Nook

Arizona / Grandview Trail - Grand Canyon

While the Grand Canyon is full of spectacular views, one particular spot has always been a favorite due to the relatively easy access and the ability to separate from all of the action.

Michael Gabbert
203 Saves

Hike to Hidden Valley via The Mormon Loop Trail

Arizona / Mormon Loop Trail

This is a great spot for an afternoon hike near Phoenix. There are some beautiful rock formations, nice trails, and pretty stunning views of the city and desert beyond.

Kevin Kaminski
202 Saves

Capturing the Monsoons in Grand Canyon NP

Arizona / Desert View Visitor Center Trail

Being in the right place at the right time is the biggest challenge when attempting to photograph the monsoons at the Grand Canyon.

Michael Strickland
199 Saves

Explore the Grand Canyon in Winter

Arizona / Bright Angel Trailhead

From snow-dusted red rocks to dramatically painted evening skies, winter brings out a side of the Grand Canyon that is rarely seen at other times of the year.

Clare Healy
197 Saves

Explore Grand Falls

Arizona / Grand Falls

Grand Falls is located about 30 miles northeast of Flagstaff Arizona in Navajo Nation. Even though its only 30 miles from Flagstaff you’ll still have about an hour drive to the falls.

Kevin Kaminski
190 Saves

Camp at Canyon de Chelly

Arizona / Spider Rock Campground

Canyon de Chelly has been inhabited for over 6,000 years by both the Navajo peoples and the Anasazi peoples.

Michael Wigle
188 Saves

Kayak Canyon Lake Reservoir

Arizona / Canyon Lake, Superstition Mountains

Canyon Lake is located in a National Recreation Area. It was created by the damming of the Salt River, in Arizona, specifically by the Morman Flat Dam.

Carole Davenport
188 Saves

Hike Quartz Ridge

Arizona / Quartz Ridge Trailhead at 32nd St & Lincoln Dr

Quartz Ridge in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve (also known as Trail 8A) is a great escape getaway trail that can be done as a single track or combined with many intersecting trails.

Nick Tort
187 Saves

Hike the Pine Creek Loop in Tonto Natural Bridge SP

Arizona / Pine Creek Trailhead, AZ

There is a fee to enter this area. It was $7 when we went. There are 4 trails with many viewpoints from the parking lot, all of which are out and back.

Lacie Griego
176 Saves

Hiking to the White Pocket

Arizona / Paria Plateau Trailhead

White Pocket is extremely difficult to access due to the road leading to it.

David Kingham
173 Saves

Backpack to Rainbow Bridge

Arizona / Wahweap RV Campground

This incredible trip isn't only about Rainbow Bridge. Honestly, the Bridge is just icing on the cake.

Jessica Schultz
171 Saves

Hike to the Hole in the Rock at Papago Park

Arizona / Hole in the Rock Trailhead

Papago Park is located right next to the Phoenix Zoo. The park is known for its rock formations and short hiking / running trails.

Grant Thomas
169 Saves

Camp at Pine Grove Campground

Arizona / Pine Grove Campground

Pine Grove Campground in Flagstaff Arizona is a hidden gem. Upper and Lower Lake Mary, Ashurst, Marshall and Kinnikinick lakes are nearby and can provide ample recreational activities.

Kathleen Buenviaje
169 Saves

Hike to Water Wheel & Ellison Creek Cascades

Arizona / Water Wheel

A short and easy out and back hike for adventurers of all ages with scenic waterfalls along the entire trip! Starting at the Water Wheel day use area you will simply follow the well traveled path.

Matt Whelan
163 Saves

Backpack Horton Springs

Arizona / Horton Springs Trailhead

This is a more scenic and bit more strenuous loop hike to the spring, taking in the Derrick Trail, part of the Highline Trail, and the Horton Creek Trail.

Sri Gangam
161 Saves

Hike to Navajo Falls

Arizona / Navajo Falls

Navajo Falls is a gem that resulted from the flash flood that tore through Havasu Canyon in August of 2008.

Jeremy Meek
159 Saves

Camp at Patagonia Lake State Park

Arizona / Patagonia Lake SP Parking Area

Patagonia Lake State Park is located about 70 miles southeast of Tucson on State Route 82, 7 miles south of Patagonia, Arizona.

Kevin Kaminski
159 Saves

Winter Camp at East Pocket (End of the World)

Arizona / East Pocket Camping

We love coming to this site in the Summer and Fall, but wanted to "test" our cold-weather gear before backpacking this Winter.

Sara Zsenai
158 Saves

Picnic at Banjo Bill

Arizona / Banjo Bill Picnic Area

Nestled in Oak Creek Canyon, and throughout the Red Rock District are several picnic and day-use areas.

Nick Tort
158 Saves

Explore the Toroweap Overlook

Arizona / Toroweap Overlook

Toroweap Overlook can be accessed via Country Road #109, 8 miles west of Fredonia, AZ.

Greg Balkin
157 Saves

Explore the Horseshoe Bend Crack

Arizona / Horseshoe Bend Crack

Horseshoe Bend is an iconic viewpoint, and a must-see for photographers. Check out Tiffany Nguyen's post, Hike to Horseshoe Bend, for more details on that part of the adventure.

Eric Harris
149 Saves

Camp At Burnt Corral Campground On Apache Lake

Arizona / Burnt Corral Campground

Located in the Superstition Wilderness about 65 miles northeast of Phoenix, AZ, Apache Lake is one of the most popular recreational lakes in Arizona because it has something for everyone: hiking, boa.

Kevin Kaminski
147 Saves

Deep Water Soloing at Clear Creek

Arizona / East Clear Creek

For the best deep water soloing, go left after unloading the canoes or kayaks.

Cristina Guzman
129 Saves

Hike Carney Springs to Superstition Peak 5057

Arizona / Carney Springs Trailhead

This is the true beast hike of the Superstitions.

Nick Tort
128 Saves

Photograph Rattlesnake Canyon

Arizona / Adventurous Antelope Canyon

Rattlesnake Canyon is an add-on to the ever-popular Antelope Canyon photography tour. Both canyons are on Navajo land and only accessible by guided tour.

Eric Harris
127 Saves

Raft The Grand Canyon

Arizona / Lees Ferry Boat Ramp

If rafting the Grand Canyon is not towards the top of your bucket list, make room.

Nick Tort
120 Saves

Hike Butcher Jones Trail Around Saguaro Lake

Arizona / Butcher Jones Trail

Butcher Jones Recreational Area truly has a little bit of everything. However, the highlight of the area is the Butcher Jones Trail, a 4 mile out and back trail that is suitable for all skill levels.

Grant Thomas
119 Saves

Explore Flagstaff's Lava River Cave

Arizona / Flagstaff Lava River Cave

If you’re looking for a truly unique hiking experience in Arizona, look no further than the Lava River Cave, 14 miles northwest of Flagstaff.

Jeremy Meek
118 Saves

Camping on Roosevelt Lake Overlook

Arizona / Roosevelt Lake Overlook

Stumbled upon this phenomenal spot while dual-sporting through the Sierra Ancha range.

Colton Marshall
117 Saves

Hike and Camp at Arizona's A1 Mountain

Arizona / A 1 Mountain

6.6 miles west of downtown Flagstaff off the I-40 West is the A1 Mountain Road. Continue over the cattle guards and enter into the A1 Mountain Area—perfect for hiking, camping, and trail running.

Moe Lauchert
114 Saves

Hike Fatman's Loop

Arizona / Fatman's Loop

Sitting on the eastern slope of Mt Elden is a super fun multi-use trail called Fatman's Loop. It's a perfect spot for hiking, trail running, day strolling, or walking the pup.

Nick Tort
112 Saves

Run Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon

Arizona / South Kaibab Trailhead

This run is an extreme adventure and requires lots of planning and training. The risk for injury or heat related illness is high, so take precautions and don't run alone.

Jason Hatfield
110 Saves

Hike Marcos de Niza Ridgeline / National Loop

Arizona / Pima Canyon Trailhead

This is somewhat of a hidden gem in South Mountain Park, the largest municipal park in the United States, even though it's right there for all to see.

Nick Tort
107 Saves

Camp at Marshall Lake

Arizona / Marshall Lake

If you’re looking for spacious campsites, starry skies, wooded hiking trails, and peaceful surroundings, Marshall Lake in Flagstaff, AZ is the perfect campground for you! Marshall Lake is located abo.

Kevin Kaminski
107 Saves

Backpack up the Mogollon Rim via Washington Park

Arizona / Arizona Trail (Washington Park TH)

This trail begins at the Washington Park Trailhead which meets up with passage #27 of the AZT. You begin traveling northbound as you ascend the great Mogollon Rim.

Kaylee Sypherd
105 Saves

Hike Wildcat Trail in Monument Valley

Arizona / Monument Valley

When facing The View from the parking lot, Wildcat Trail is off to the left where the campground is located. It's a 3.2 mile, self-guided loop that takes you around the West Mitten Butte.

Jared Blitz
101 Saves

Hike to Brown's Peak

Arizona / Browns Peak Trailhead

Starting at the trailhead you will begin hiking through oak trees and forest. At numerous times throughout the hike Roosevelt Lake can be seen to the northwest.

Aaron Maltby
101 Saves

Hike the Deem Hills Loop

Arizona / Deem Hills Park

Deem Hills West is a relatively new hiking area, opened just in 2010. This means it's not quite as well known and you have a good chance of a more secluded experience.

Explore Montezuma's Castle National Monument

Arizona / Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle is actually one of the United State's first National Monuments. This five story 50 room cliff dwelling is one of the best preserved in all of North America.

Jake Young
92 Saves

Discover the Ruins of Two Guns

Arizona / Two Guns Arizona

These old ruins on the side of old route 66 in the town of Two Guns Arizona. The ruins themselves are very photogenic and worth a stop at.

Kristen May
90 Saves

Camp at Watson Lake in Prescott

Arizona / Watson Lake Park

Camping sites are only available in the summer months but the park is explorable year round! Watson Lake is a very unique place, in a state primarily made up of sandstone lies a lake surrounded by un.

Ross Kyker
90 Saves

Hike Aravaipa Canyon

Arizona / Aravaipa Canyon West Trailhead

Welcome to the beauty of wilderness and serenity! Within the boundaries of Aravaipa Canyon, you will not find any designated trails, campsites, or facilities.

Jeremy Meek
88 Saves

Hike South Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge

Arizona / South Kaibab Trailhead

To access the trailhead, you must take a shuttle in. There is not parking next to the trailhead because the parking lot is very small.

Edward Day
85 Saves

Hiking the Ropes Trail in Page Arizona

Arizona / The Ropes Trail

The Ropes Trail is an old hiking trail below Glen Canyon Dam that has long since been abandoned by the park service. It is also one of the few trails that leads down the steep walls into the canyon.

Derrick Lytle
84 Saves

Camp in the Coconino National Forest

Arizona / FS Road 776, Flagstaff

The free camping in the Coconino (as well as the many other national forests) is generally along the old Fire Roads, and old Forest Service Roads.

Kristen May
83 Saves

Climbing at Oak Creek Canyon

Arizona / Oak Creek

Getting There About 18 miles south of Flagstaff on the 89A, turn into the Cave Springs parking lot and look for the trail just right of the first bridge.

Moe Lauchert
81 Saves

Catch a Sunset from Tempe Town Lake and the Mill Avenue Bridge

Arizona / North Shore Beach, Tempe Town Lake

Last year I went to Phoenix for a few days for work.

Jeff Driscoll
81 Saves

Hike Mojave Trail #200

Arizona / Mojave Picnic Area & Trailhead

The entrance for the Piestewa Peak area is located at 2701 E. Squaw Peak Drive. The Mojave Picnic Area & Trailhead is the first parking area on the right.

Nick Tort
78 Saves

Hike the West Park Loop Trail in Papago Park

Arizona / West Park Parking Lot

This trail begins from the parking lot on the west side of Galvin Parkway. To the east of the parking lot is a single track, dirt trail that heads north towards the big buttes.

Jared Blitz
76 Saves

Hike to Ribbon Falls in Grand Canyon NP

Arizona / North Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon NP

Although this hike can feasibly done in a day, it is highly recommended that you spend more than one day in this area and visit the falls as a side trip on a larger trip.

Jake Young
74 Saves

Hike Courthouse Butte Loop

Arizona / Bell Rock Trail

While most people stop to hike the Bell Rock Trail, you can get away from the congestion and madness by tackling the nearby Courthouse Butte trail. This moderate hike is 4.

Will Cebron
70 Saves

Backpack to Phantom Ranch via the South Kaibab & Bright Angel Loop

Arizona / South Kaibab Trailhead

There are many ways in and out of the Grand Canyon but the most popular loop is to descend from the South Rim, heading down the steeper South Kaibab Trail and returning up via the easier Bright Angel.

Ted S
69 Saves

Drive Through The Apache Trail

Arizona / Apache Trail (Lost Dutchman SP)

Its about a 40 minute drive to the beginning of the trail from Phoenix, and the trail itself is close to a two hour drive, if you don't plan on stopping along the way.

Tiffany Lachner
68 Saves

Hike to Tanque Verde Falls

Arizona / Lower Tanque Verde Falls Trailhead

This hike starts at the Lower Tanque Verde Falls Trailhead, which is a well marked dirt lot on the left side of Reddington Road.

Lacie Griego
68 Saves

Hike the Abineau-Bear Jaw Loop

Arizona / Abineau-Bear Jaw loop

This trail is slightly more hidden on the northern slope of the San Francisco Peaks, but well worth the drive just outside of Flagstaff.

Kevin Kaminski
66 Saves

Hike the Pipeline Canyon Trail

Arizona / Pipeline Canyon Trail

Starting at a little below 2,000 feet this hike takes about two hours out and back over a two-mile stretch. There is a parking lot with bathrooms at either end.

Jo Stein
65 Saves

Camp at Knoll Lake

Arizona / Knoll Lake Campground

The Campground is seasonal and is located on the left just before the lake. There are 33 well-developed units that offer fire-rings, grills, drinking water and vault toilets.

Dan Deublein
65 Saves

Hike the Thompson Trail

Arizona / Thompson Trail

As you travel down Forest Road 116, approximately 200 yards before the trailhead, you will see the remains of the old Thompson Cattle Ranch - hence, Thompson Trail  #629.

Dan Deublein
62 Saves

Hike Blackette's Ridge

Arizona / Sabino Canyon Trailhead

Starting from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area you'll want to follow signs for the Bear Canyon Trail.

Lacie Griego
62 Saves

Hike up Cookstove Trail

Arizona / Pine Flat Campground Trail

Either a compliment to a night spent at the Pine Flat Campground or a quick day hike to top of your Sedona/Oak Creek adventure, this short hike will give you an alternative, but comparatively gorgeou.

Nick Tort
61 Saves

Hike Mojave Connector Trail #202

Arizona / Mojave Connector Trail #202

The best starting point to access this hike is parking at the Mojave Picnic Area and heading up the Mojave Trail #200. At .

Nick Tort
60 Saves

Hike the Boulder Canyon Trail

Arizona / Boulder Canyon Trailhead

Parking for the trailhead is actually in the same lot as the marina.  There is a restaurant, campground, and restrooms all in the vicinity of the parking lot.

Matt Yanchek
57 Saves

Bike along the San Francisco Peaks on Waterline Road

Arizona / Shultz Pass Rd. / Waterline Rd.

Waterline Road is a closed service road that follows along the southern and eastern slopes of the San Francisco Peaks of Flagstaff, AZ.

Matt Bloomfield
56 Saves

Hike the Treasure Loop

Arizona / Treasure Loop Trailhead

Located about 40 miles east of Phoenix right off AZ-88 E/N Apache Trail. The initial trail begins at an elevation of 2000 feet within the Sonoran Desert.

Laura Clarke
56 Saves

Hike to Pacheta Falls

Arizona / Pacheta Falls Approach #1

Pacheta Falls is spectacular and worth the several hour drive over washboard roads and you explore the high country of Arizona.

Dan Deublein
54 Saves

Backpack the Superstition Wilderness to White Rock Springs Camp

Arizona / First Water Trailhead

The Superstition Wilderness is a stunning 160,200 acre area outside Apache Junction, AZ, with over 170 miles of (variously maintained) trail networks.

Photograph a Sunset from the North Rim Lodge

Arizona / Grand Canyon

I've read that only approximately 10% of Grand Canyon National Park visitors spend time at the North Rim, meaning the crowds are smaller in the most beautiful areas you can immerse yourself in withou.

Jared Blitz
52 Saves

Night Photography at White Pocket

Arizona / White Pocket

White Pocket is a remote outcropping of sandstone formations in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument similar to the famous "Wave".

Jason Hatfield
52 Saves

Camp at Chiricahua National Monument's Bonita Canyon

Arizona / Bonita Canyon Campground

Looking for an authentic hiking and camping weekend? Then the Bonita Canyon Campground in Chiricahua National Monument is your ticket. The Chiricahua National Monument is a uniquely beautiful place.

Sri Gangam
51 Saves

Backpack to the Grand Canyon's Cremation Canyon

Arizona / South Kaibab Trailhead

The Grand Canyon is over 277 miles long and is full of unique geological formations in all sorts of colors.

Tiffany Nguyen
49 Saves

Backpack the Bright Angel Trailhead to Indian Garden Campground

Arizona / Bright Angel Trailhead

The trail begins just outside of the Grand Canyon village at the Bright Angel Trailhead. The hike begins to descend immediately in continuous switchbacks.

Hike and Camp at Nankoweap Granaries

Arizona / Nankoweap Granaries

Hiking to the Nankoweap Granaries can be done in a few ways but the two most popular routes is by boat along the Colorado River or the unmaintained Nankoweap trail, which is considered by most and th.

Kevin Kaminski
48 Saves

Hike through Mountain Sheep Canyon

Arizona / Mountain Sheep Canyon Parking Lot

As its name suggests, Mountain Sheep Canyon offers a rugged feel and more strenuous hike than the other slot canyons in the neighborhood (Antelope Canyon and Rattlesnake Canyon).

Jeremy Meek
48 Saves

Hike Point Imperial Trail

Arizona / Point Imperial Trail

Point Imperial is the highest point in the Grand Canyon, lying in the North Rim, at 8800ft and offering incredible views of staggered mountains. The trail itself is relatively easy.

Jared Blitz
47 Saves

Hike to the Wilson Mountain Summit - South Overlook

Arizona / Wilson Mountain Trail

Ever wanted to see Sedona from a bird’s eye view? Sure, you could spring for a helicopter tour.

Jeremy Meek
45 Saves

Hike the Gateway Loop

Arizona / Gateway Trailhead Scottsdale

The Gateway Trailhead is one access point into the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy in Scottsdale and is my favorite “Gateway” into the treasure trove of great trails and vistas in the McDowell Mountains.

Jeremy Meek
45 Saves

Hike Templeton Trail to Oak Creek

Arizona / Cathedral Rock Trailhead

Beginning at the Cathedral Rock trailhead down Back O' Beyond Rd.

Nathaniel Carter
45 Saves

Hike or Bike the Hiline Trail in Sedona

Arizona / Hiline Trailhead

Start this incredible hike by parking at the Yavapai Point parking lot. Start the short hike (0.13 miles) on the Kaibab Trail which will run into Yavapai Vista Trail (0.

Ross Kyker
42 Saves

Hike Doe Mountain

Arizona / Doe Mountain Parking Area

The trail begins almost immediately with some gradual switchbacks that climb up the mesa at a moderate incline. As you climb you will come to a trail junction with the Aerie trail about .3 in.

Nathan Szwarc
42 Saves

Hike to Skull Mesa Ruins

Arizona / Spur Cross Ranch

The Verde Hohokam ruins are believed to have once held home to about 100 people and approximately 800 years old.

Zach Duncan
41 Saves

Hike Battleship Mountain

Arizona / First Water Trailhead

Battleship Mountain is nestled within the Superstition Mountains, surrounded by dramatic peaks and desert landscapes.

Jeremy Meek
40 Saves

Backpack from the Grand Canyon's Cremation Canyon to Utah Flats

Arizona / South Kaibab Trailhead

Note: The spot on the map is the beginning of the hike into Cremation Canyon Campground. For the full report on getting there, check out this adventure.

Gregg Boydston
39 Saves

Hike to Bright Angel Point on the Grand Canyon's North Rim

Arizona / Bright Angel Point Trail

The trailhead begins at the North Rim Lodge/Visitor Center that rests of the edge of the Grand Canyon and heads east until you reach Bright Angel Point a half mile later.

Jared Blitz
38 Saves

Hike the West Baldy Trail

Arizona / West Baldy Trail

The West Baldy Trail is one of the most beautiful (and popular) hikes in Arizona. It is reminiscent of many alpine hikes you might find scattered across Colorado.

Jeremy Meek
37 Saves

Visit the Kitt Peak National Observatory

Arizona / Kitt Peak National Observatory

Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) is home to the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of our sun.

Jeremy Meek
37 Saves

Bike the Hermit Road at the Grand Canyon

Arizona / Grand Canyon South Rim Visitor Center

The Hermit Road, originally built by early pioneers and then improved by the Santa Fe Railroad, winds along the Canyon’s rim for 7 miles.

Sarah Neal
37 Saves

Catch a Sunset at Goldfield Ranch

Arizona / Goldfield Ghost Town

Although a tourist trap, Goldfield Ghost Town is a place any visitor might like stopping for a little food and a drink if they're hiking in the Superstition Mountains at the nearby Lost Dutchman Stat.

Jared Blitz
34 Saves

Catch The Sunset on Gates Pass

Arizona / Gates Pass Parking Area

Get on E Speedway Blvd, and follow it West until it turns into W Gates Pass rd. Follow this for 3 miles and the parking lot will be at the top of the pass.

Danny McGee
33 Saves

Backpack East Baldy Trail #95

Arizona / Easy Baldy #95

From the trailhead you start your hike with views over the East Fork of the Little Colorado River as it winds through grassy meadows filled with summer wildflowers. About 1.

Brian Cahill
32 Saves

Hike to Javelina Rock

Arizona / Javelina Rock, Saguaro East National Park

Drive through the gate of Saguaro National Park and continue straight onto Cactus Forest Drive. The 8 Mile loop takes you around to Javelina Rock parking area.

Chema Domenech
32 Saves

Explore Blue Canyon

Arizona / Blue Canyon

To reach Blue Canyon you must head down AZ 264 until you reach Indian pass 7 or 6660, it's the same road, turn west. The turn is not marked, it is only noticeable by a cattle guard.

David Frietz
31 Saves

Hike the Wagner Short Loop Trail

Arizona / Wagner Short Loop Trail

Take the Wagner Short Loop Trail for an easy, family friendly loop in McDowell Mountain Park. In the spring, this desert trail takes you through landscapes dotted with wildflowers.

Hike the Dixie Mine Trail

Arizona / Dixie Mine Trailhead Parking

The Mine Dixie mine was established in 1877, when mining scouts noticed the large amount of quartz in the area.

Dan Deublein
31 Saves

Hike the Blue Forest Trail in Petrified Forest NP

Arizona / Blue Forest Trail

Although short, the Blue Forest Trail is one of the most unexpectedly coolest hikes I've been on.

Jared Blitz
30 Saves

Sunset Hike the Cape Royal Trail

Arizona / Cape Royal Trail

This is a very easy "hike" at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Jared Blitz
30 Saves

Hike the Goldfield Ovens Loop

Arizona / Blue Point Picnic Area

A Tonto Day Pass is required for this hike as you will park your vehicle at the Blue Point Picnic Area. The trail starts North of the restrooms which are located at the backside of the parking lot.

Dan Deublein
29 Saves

Hike Barnhardt Trail

Arizona / Barnhardt Trail

To get to the trailhead, use the turnoff of highway 87 labeled Barnhardt trail (has a marked sign coming from both Payson and Phoenix). Barnhardt road is just over 4 miles and is unpaved.

emma harries
28 Saves

Hike Incinerator Ridge to Leopold Point

Arizona / San Pedro Vista Trailhead

Starting out at San Pedro Vista Trailhead, located just off the shoulder of the Catalina Highway, this trail follows along the ridgeline, drops to a small saddle, and terminates at a gorgeous vista: .

Nick Tort
27 Saves

Hike Estrella Mountain's Baseline Trail

Arizona / Baseline Trailhead

Baseline Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail. This trail features lovely wild flowers and is rated as intermediate.

Laura Clarke
26 Saves

Elephant Mountain Fortress Hike

Arizona / Spur Cross Ranch

This hike beings at Spur Cross Ranch in Cave Creek, which is a lush riparian area flowing with Saguaros.

Dan Deublein
24 Saves

Hike Black Mountain

Arizona / Black Mountain Summit Trail

With a distance of only 2.5 miles round trip, this is a great hike to start off your day of exploring old town Cave Creek.

Zach Duncan
24 Saves

Hike the Valley View Overlook Trail in Saguaro National Park

Arizona / Valley View Overlook Trail

The Valley View Overlook Trail is located in the Tucson Mountain District (which west of Tucson) of Saguaro National Park.

Allison Herreid
23 Saves

Hike the Colonel Devin Trail

Arizona / Colonel Devin Trailhead

The hike will begin at Washington Park in Payson, Arizona. To reach Washington Park, take AZ87 to Forest Road 199 (Houston Mesa Road) and turn east.

Dan Deublein
21 Saves

Hike Apache Falls

Arizona / Salt River Canyon

Apache Falls in the Salt River Canyon is an impressive fall because of the size and the amount of water flowing over them (especially after snowmelt) and is one of the few waterfalls in AZ that is in.

Brian Cahill
21 Saves

Drive the Scenic Loop of Monument Valley

Arizona / Monument Valley

Be ready to embark on this 17 mile monumental scenic drive. The loop includes 11 numbered viewpoints and you can expect to spend between 2-4 hours in the park.

Dan Deublein
19 Saves

Hike to the Keet Seel Anasazi Ruins

Arizona / Keet Seel Visitors Center

Keet Seel is an amazingly preserved pueblo village in the depths of the canyons at Navajo National Monument.

Jeremy Meek
19 Saves

Hike the Blue Ridge Cave Trail

Arizona / Blue Ridge Cave Trailhead

Right off Arizona Highway 260 at Porter Mountain Rd., you'll find this easy out-and-back hike that will wind you past Scott Reservoir to an ancient lava tube cave.

Mark Nelson
19 Saves

Camp at Ashurst Lake

Arizona / Ashurst Lake Campground

Ashurst Lake is South East of Flagstaff and not too far from Mormon Lake. It's an easy drive that any car can do. There is a a short section of well-maintained dirt road.

Brian Cahill
19 Saves

Hike the Crystal Forest Loop

Arizona / Crystal Forest

There really isn't much to this hike beyond exploring all the different types of petrified wood deposits.  It's named after the wood that has formed in the petrified logs.

Jared Blitz
18 Saves

Hike Valley Vista from Turnbuckle Trail

Arizona / Skyline Regional Park Trailhead

The Valley Vista trail is a short hike in Skyline Regional Park, located in the southern region of the White Tank Mountains west of Phoenix.

Calvin Weibel
17 Saves

Backpack the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Garden and Bright Angel Campgrounds

Arizona / Bright Angel Trailhead

The Bright Angel Trail is considered the park’s premier hiking trail.

Nick Tort
16 Saves

Hike the Show Low Bluff Trail

Arizona / Show Low Bluff Trail

Built in 2012, this loop is part of the white mountain trail system and you may park directly at the trailhead.

Dan Deublein
16 Saves

Hike to Shoshone Point

Arizona / Shoshone Point Trail

A two mile round trip and relatively fast hike, Shoshone Point lies only about a mile from the parking lot and is an easy hike along a dirt road to a stunning vista.

Matthew Eaton
15 Saves

Walk the Blue Mesa Trail

Arizona / Blue Mesa Trail

The easiest route is to drive from the southern entrance to the Petrified Forest National Park and head north toward the 3.5 mile Blue Mesa Scenic Drive.

Jared Blitz
14 Saves

Hike the Government Springs Trail

Arizona / Government Springs Trailhead

To find Government Springs Trailhead, follow State Route 260 to State Route 373 (the Greer Turnoff), turn right and follow State Route 373 to FR 575 until it ends.

Dan Deublein
14 Saves

Hike the Weavers Needle Loop

Arizona / Peralta Trailhead

This is a difficult hike! Plan on a lot of time and an early start.

John Maurizi
13 Saves

Hike to Bear Mountain

Arizona / Bear Mountain Trailhead, Sedona

Bear Mountain is one of the more difficult hikes in Sedona but has very easy access. There is a parking area between Doe Mountain and Bear Mountain.

John Maurizi
13 Saves

Backpack the Cabin Loop Trail

Arizona / General Springs Trail Head

People think Arizona is all just desert, but this hike will show you otherwise.  Up on the Mogollon Rim, this trail takes you past old cabins, through lush forest, and near many creeks.

Breanne McNitt
12 Saves

Explore the Cliff Dwellers in Marble Canyon

Arizona / Cliff Dwellers Pull-Off

The Cliff Dwellers is a unique tale that takes place the same year Prohibition began. Bill & Blanche Russel were driving through Marble Canyon when their automobile broke down.

Dan Deublein
11 Saves

Hike to Escudilla Mountain Lookout Tower

Arizona / Escudilla Mountain Trailhead

Already starting off at elevation (about 9,560 feet above sea level), you first travel through a large stand of aspen trees during the beginning third of the trail.

Mark Nelson
10 Saves

Camp At Waheap Campground

Arizona / Wahweap RV Campground

This modern campground is just steps from the beach and centrally located on the Arizona / Utah border -- perfect for exploring both sides of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area.

Kelly Park
9 Saves

Fly Fish Oak Creek

Arizona / Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek is spring fed from the upper reaches of Oak Creek Canyon. It flows into the Verde River and the upper sections provide for some excellent trout fishing.

Dan Deublein
7 Saves

Hike the Apache Wash Loop Trail

Arizona / Apache Wash Trailhead

This hike begins at the Apache Wash Trailhead where you will find restrooms and a covered rest area.

Dan Deublein
6 Saves

Hike Picketpost Mountain

Arizona / Picketpost Trailhead

From the parking lot you will start out on the Arizona Trail until you reach the turn off to begin your accent up the mountain.

Breanne McNitt
5 Saves

Hike to Fremont Saddle

Arizona / Peralta Trailhead

After taking Peralta Road all the way to the end, park your car in the parking lot and you'll see the sign for the trail head. Sign in at the register and then begin our hike on Peralta Trail.

Breanne McNitt
3 Saves

Hike Black Mesa Loop

Arizona / First Water Trailhead

From First Water Trailhead, a short walk east brings you to the junction of the Dutchman trail and the Second Water trail.

Calvin Weibel
3 Saves

Canoe Black Canyon on the Colorado River

Arizona / Willow Beach

This 10-mile canoe trip starts at Willow Beach and reaches all the way to the Hoover Dam, giving you front row seats to beautiful canyon walls, waterfalls, hot springs, (sauna) caves, hiking trails, .

Ciara Foley
2 Saves

Hike the Brown Mountain Trail

Arizona / Brown Mountain Trailhead

I really enjoyed this hike. I recommend doing the hike as an out and back from the Kinney Road parking area. Also, the best time to hike is just before sunset.

John Maurizi
2 Saves

Hike the Mescal Mountain Loop

Arizona / Mescal Trailhead

The Mescal Mountain Loop Hike circles Mescal Mesa uses three different trails. Park at the Mescal Trail parking area on Long Canyon Road.  The Mescal Trail is 2.

John Maurizi
2 Saves

Hike the Badger Spring Wash Trail

Arizona / Badger Spring Trailhead, Agua Fria National Park

Badger Spring Wash is a dry stream bed most of the year. This trail starts from the Badger Spring Trailhead just off Route 17 north from Phoenix.

John Maurizi
2 Saves

Hike the Arizona Trail: Aspen Corner to Bismark Lake

Arizona / Aspen Corner

I started this hike at 7:00am. It was a perfect time of day. The sky was clear and the air was cool.

John Maurizi
1 Saves

Hike the South Kaibab Trail to Tip Off

Arizona / Grand Canyon South Rim Visitor Center

The late Fall turned out to be the perfect time to visit the Grand Canyon.

Benny Barrett
1 Saves