When in Arizona, there are a ton of great places to see. In order to help you decide which to choose from, we have created a list of 10 of our favorite places. Here are the top 10 places to visit throughout Arizona.
1. Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon National Park is a must see for any Arizona visitor. The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a description cannot do it justice. Trust us, go see it!
2. The Hoover Dam
The Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon portion of the Colorado river. It lies on the border of Arizona and Nevada and was the largest dam on Earth when constructed in 1942. Along with the Grand Canyon, its magnitude is extraordinary and makes it a must see.
3. The Wave
The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located near the border with Utah. The formation in the sandstone beds gives the appearance of waves in the rocks due to the erosion of the sandstone during the Jurassic age. It is a hike to get to, but well worth the sight. To visit, you must register for a daily lottery, and only ten permits are issued each day.
4. Havasu Falls
Located in the Grand Canyon is a waterfall on Havasu Creek. This green-blue colored waterfall is the most-visited falls on the creek. This makes an amazing and beautiful hike.
5. Montezuma Castle National Monument
The Montezuma Castle National Monument is a set of well-preserved Puebloan cliff dwellings outside of Camp Verde, Arizona. These dwellings are in amazing condition and historians to this day are still baffled on why the Sinagua people deserted this area.
6. Superstition Mountains
The Superstition Mountains are beautiful red mountains located northeast of the Phoenix Metro area. These mountains are home to many legends of gold deposits and the story of the Lost Dutchman miner who supposedly found gold and hid it prior to his death.
Bisbee is located 90 miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona and was founded in 1880. It was considered one of the richest mining towns in the world and is a great place to see how life was in the mining era.
8. Canyon De Chelly National Monument
This National Monument is in northeastern Arizona in the Navajo Nation and represents one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America. It contains early ruins of the Ancient Pueblo people.
9. Barringer Crater
Also known as Meteor Crater, this impact site is 170 meters in depth and spans 50 meters across. This meteor site is claimed to be the best preserved meteorite crater on Earth.
10. Papago Park
Papago Park is a beautiful park just north of Tempe and south of Scottsdale, Arizona. This park is a perfect place to see the nature of Arizona’s landscapes and contains great walking paths, beautiful creeks, and even a disc golf course.