Arizona is chock full of incredible state parks, from border to border in each direction. Some of the best water-based state parks trips can be found on either the eastern or western border of the state. In this case, we decided to visit them all—down the western border and up the eastern border—in one itinerary for a summer full of rivers, lakes, and reservoirs.
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Thanks to the waters of Arizona, these parks are great destinations in the summer. You can explore on foot or on bike in the cooler morning and evening hours, then beat the sunshine and heat by jumping into the Colorado River or Lake Havasu.
Fine we’ll say it: northern Arizona is underrated! With the world’s largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest, easy access to Grand Canyon National Park, historic Route 66, a myriad of ancient Native American pueblo sites, unique shopping, temperate weather, and darn good food…northern Arizona is the perfect destination for a family road trip.
Western cowboy charm, unlimited outdoor adventure, historic downtown square known for its bars and live music, and a thriving farm-to-table—or “barrel-to-pint glass”—scene are just a few of the reasons that Prescott, Arizona should be at the top of your list for road trip destinations.
Route 66 is a common road trip “bucket list” item for many people, making the towns along the way often filled with folks on vacation and looking for a fun time! Williams fills that desire in many ways.
Flagstaff is one of those lucky cities that has it all: year round adventure, close proximity to a national park, and a food scene so good that it makes you forget you’re not in a large metropolitan city, but rather a quaint, mountain town.
The Grand Canyon State welcomes all visitors: including those with mobility, visual, and hearing challenges. Read on to discover the 10 best accessible adventures in Arizona in the guide below.
For those seeking a golf trip destination that has it all, there’s nowhere better than Arizona. The Grand Canyon State receives more than 300 days of sun each year and offers a tremendous diversity of scenery: from classic desert views to unexpected high mountain landscapes. All this variety makes it a no-brainer for world class golfing, year-round.
Planning a trip to Sedona, but don’t know where to begin? We cover it all in this short guide, from where to eat to what to do in town, to our favorite trails and natural spaces to explore.
If you’re new to recreating in the outdoors–whether it’s hiking on a local trail, visiting a national park, or practicing dispersed camping–following all the best practices can seem complicated or restrictive at first. We break it down.