The Top 25 Hikes in Arizona

The Southwest has never looked so good.

By: The Outbound Collective + Save to a List

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

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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