The Top 25 Hikes in Arizona

The Southwest has never looked so good.

From the Grand Canyon's desert oasis, to the trails around Phoenix and the red rock cliffs of Sedona, Arizona is full of some of the best hiking in America. Head south for a retreat from the winter cold or embrace the summer heat at one of the amazing swimming holes and waterfalls. If you're looking for one of the greatest hiking experiences of your life, backpack into Havasu Canyon and explore the many trails that are only accessible from the backcountry campground. Whatever type of hike you're chasing, Arizona has more than enough options for you. 

1. Hike the Broken Arrow Trail to Chicken Point


Photo: Nick Tort

2. Hike to Beaver Falls


Photo: Gemina Garland-Lewis

3. Hike Piestewa Peak


Photo: Kevin Kaminski

4. Hike to Devil’s Bridge


Photo: Will Cebron

5. Hike to Navajo Falls


Photo: Jeremy Meek

6. Hike Tom’s Thumb


Photo: Kevin Kaminski

7. Hike the Bell Rock Trail


Photo: Kathleen Buenviaje

8. Hike to Humphreys Peak Summit


Photo: Sri Gangam

9. Hike Pinnacle Peak


Photo: Kevin Kaminski

10. Hike to Cibecue Falls


Photo: Matt Yanchek

11. Hike to Robbers Roost


Photo: Aaron Maltby

12. Hike to the Confluence of the Colorado River and Havasu Creek


Photo: Brendon Kahn

13. Hike Coal Mine Canyon


Photo: Kevin Kaminski

14. Hike to “The Crack” at Wet Beaver Creek


Photo: Brooke Van Poppelen

15. Hike the West Fork Trail


Photo: Wendy Wernet

16. Hike Cathedral Rock


Photo: Justin Ritucci

17. Hike Siphon Draw to Flatiron Summit


Photo: Kevin Kaminski

18. Summit Weavers Needle


Photo: Nick Tort

19. Hike Sedona’s Fay Canyon


Photo: Kathleen Buenviaje

20. Hike and Stargaze at SP Crater


Photo: Moe Lauchert

21. Hike up Camelback Mountain via Cholla Trail


Photo: Kevin Kaminski

22. Hike to Mooney Falls


Photo: Jeremy Meek

23. Hike Plateau Point via Bright Angel Trail


Photo: John Stambaugh

24. Hike to Hidden Valley via the Mormon Loop Trail


Photo: Kevin Kaminski

25. Hike Wildcat Trail in Monument Valley


Photo: Jared Blitz


Cover photo: Kevin Kaminski

Published: January 10, 2017

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