Northern Arizona Highlights: Prescott, Grand Canyon, Sedona
Blessed with an ideal climate and supreme natural beauty, Northern Arizona is an ideal hiking destination for spring and fall trips. Meet: Prescott Visit: Prescott, Grand Canyon, Sedona Length: 7
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Skiing & Snow Sports
Who says there’s no snow in Arizona? While the Grand Canyon state is known for its deserts, Arizona is also home to countless snow-capped peaks, as well as developed ski areas for downhill skiers and snowboarders and natural areas perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
There are many places in Arizona where you can downhill ski and snowboard on challenging, beautiful mountain slopes – and enjoy crisp, sunny weather throughout the season. With ski resorts in Northern Arizona, Southern Arizona and North Central Arizona, a snowy getaway may be closer than you think.
Located on the San Francisco Peaks in northern Arizona, the Arizona Snowbowl is the state’s most popular ski destination. With over 32 runs of varied difficulty, the Snowbowl is ideal for families and ski pros alike.
Sunrise Ski Resort
Tucked away in the charming mountain town of Greer in north central Arizona, Sunrise Ski Resort features three mountains and 65 runs. There is also a separate snowboarding area, cross-country ski trails and a special childrens's "ski-wee" area.
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley
Near sunny Tucson in southern Arizona, Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley features 21 ski trails for hours of family fun. With a tasty indoor restaurant and casual patio café, Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley promises a day full of excitement.
If your skills are more bunny hill than black diamond, don’t worry. Most Arizona ski resorts also offer lessons, and equipment rentals are available at multiple locations throughout the state.
Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Enjoy the slow pace and untouched scenery of an Arizona cross-country skiing or snowshoeing trip. Many of the state’s best areas for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are located in North Central Arizona, specifically the Flagstaff Nordic Center, with meandering trails and picturesque landscapes stretching for miles.
Lieutenant John A. Rucker, was a professional cavalry officer serving with the United States Army in Arizona Territory during the Indian campaigns of the 1870's. He was stationed at Camp Supply in 1878 when a drowning incident occurred in White River C
On the National Register of Historic Places, Colossal Cave Mountain Park is a 2,400-acre desert park. The Park showcases Colossal Cave and La Posta Quemada Ranch, a 128-year-old working ranch.
Colossal Cave was officially "discovered" in 1879,<
In the heart of Arizona's White Mountains in the charming town of Greer, Sunrise Park Resort is a snow paradise offering 65 runs througout 3 mountains, a separate snowboard area, cross-country ski trails and a ski area specifically for children.
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley is located in Mt. Lemmon, Arizona, with 21 ski trails served by three lifts. Mt. Lemmon is located about an hour from Tucson and is typically open from December until mid-April.
Located on the majestic San Francisco Peaks, the Arizona Snowbowl lies 14 miles outside of Flagstaff, 2 hours from Phoenix, and 70 miles from the Grand Canyon. The resort opened in 1938 and operates from 9 AM to 4 PM daily.
Elk Ridge Ski Area is a family oriented ski, snowboard and tubing recreation area. Nestled at the southwestern entrance to the Grand Canyon, Elk Ridge offers spectacular views. From Elk Ridge, you are minutes away from the city of Williams, Arizona.
Tucked into the San Francisco Peaks 60 miles south of the Grand Canyon and about 15 miles from downtown Flagstaff, this cross-country ski center has a full 40km of trails that wind through some of the largest Ponderosa pine stands in the state.
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Camping, RV Park, motel, restaurant, pool, bar, rodeo, airstrip, mini-mart, 5200' elevation, so cooler than most of Arizona. 800 acres, hiking, old but very nice, on route 66, very quiet.
Colorado River and mountain views. Open all year. Paved access roads.
SkyVenture Arizona is a state-of-the-art skydiving wind tunnel, located in Eloy, Arizona, halfway between Phoenix and Tucson. Designed for everyone, the facility completely immerses visitors in the world of high-adventure skydiving without ever having<
The trail's primary users are hikers, equestrians and mountain bicyclists (outside of wilderness or other specially managed areas).
Experience the vacation adventure of a lifetime on a Grand Canyon Colorado River rafting trip. Since 1970 Arizona River Runners has provided complete Grand Canyon white water rafting trips.
The Arizona State Trails System has been established to recognize and promote non-motorized trails that are of special interest or significance to both Arizona's residents and visitors. Trails offer a wide variety of recreation opportunities. The Sy
The Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim, is the only lodging inside the National Park on the North Rim. Located at Bright Angel Point, the Lodge was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Here you can enjoy the quiet serenity of the North Rim while<
Rainbow Ryders offers balloon rides every morning at sunrise year-round, weather permitting. Sunset balloon flights are offered during the winter months.
For the most fun you can have standing up in Phoenix. Offering Tempe Beach Park tours, Cesar Chavez tours, and custom segway tours.
"Enjoy the breathtaking lanscape of original Apache Land"
Let us put you on the water at Tempe Town Lake…the perfect escape. Tempe Town Lake Boat Rentals offers a variety of watercraft to choose from such as;
Enjoy the thrill of hot air balloon flight over the beautiful Sonoran Desert, complete with sit-down gourmet breakfast! You can meet us at our launch site or we can arrange for pick-up at many of Phoenix area resorts.
We bring the universe to you! View the wonders of the universe through large telescropes. Stargazing tours throughout Arizona.
Travel on the Sunset Limited between Los Angeles and New Orleans. Stops in Phoenix and Tucson. Enjoy the journey!
Experience the beauty, with Navajo guides, of spectacular Antelope Canyon. Mother Nature's work of art will leave you in awe.
Captain your own luxury houseboat or watercraft rental and soak up the solitude, discover Rainbow Bridge or play on the lake.
World-class Grand Canyon whitewater river-rafting adventures -- motorized and rowing. Three to 14 days. Ages 8-87! All Inclusive.
There is plenty to do on the beautiful Eastern Arizona reservation, Salt River rafting, fishing, camping, hiking, skiing, elk hunting or gaming.
Launch at the base of Hoover Dam aboard a smooth-water raft and float 12 miles downriver with a knowledgeable tour guide.
We offer a bar and grill, store, gas dock. Excellent drying camping; RV hookups with full service boat shop and launch ramps. Fishing, kayaking, jeeping!
Close access to Hoover Dam, Emerald Cave and secluded hot springs. Enjoy scenery and wildlife viewing by kayak, canoe or boat.
Bumble Bee Ranch is an adventurous dude ranch that caters to the young and young-at-heart. If you love horses, this is it.
Colorado River Discovery offers spectacular rafting trips on the mighty Colorado River. Trips depart from Page, Arizona, March 1 - November 30, 2011.
The most fun in Sedona! Renta a Tomcar or ATV for a self-guided tour of the Red Rock Country. For a good time, call...
The Hualapai Reservation area offers hunting, fishing, hiking and camping facilities. The hunting expeditions are world renown. Access into the Grand Canyon by car and tours to the western rim of the Grand Canyon and rivers rafting on the Colorado Rive
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter is an exceptional science learning facility located at Steward Observatory's "sky island" observing site just north of Tucson, Arizona. The SkyCenter builds upon the uniqueness of the 9157 feet summit of Mt. Lemmon and on the ex
Experience the beauty of Arizona from horseback. Cowboy Way Adventures offers guided horseback trail rides in historic Wickenburg Arizona.
Taking its name from one of the longest living trees in the Arizona desert, the 129,000-acre Ironwood Forest National Monument is a true Sonoran Desert showcase.
Lake Powell Boat Rentals is the premier provider of luxury inboard competition dual purpose wakeboard boats - water ski boat rentals, guided chartered tours, and water sports lessons at Lake Powell.
With eighteen beautiful boating lakes in Arizona renting one of our boats is perfect for any water sport vacation.
Colorado River rafting through the Grand Canyon gives both guides and customers a chance to experience the true spirit of the Canyon, gain a new perspective on life, and connect with many others who appreciate this unique outdoor experience.
Offering Lake Havasu Boat Rentals and jet ski rental for your houseboating vacation at Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Set adjacent to Tempe's Mill Avenue District, Arizona State University and the 2,000 acre Papago Park, Tempe Town Lake embodies a unique vision for the future of the Valley. Town Lake is a regional and national destination, welcoming millions each year
Experience Arizona Adventure Tours Created Just for You! Arizona adventure tours by 360 Adventures takes the worry out of exploring so you can focus on having fun.
Speed Street Indoor Racetrack offers its guests an impressive over 1/3-mile technical road course.
Arizona Hot Air Balloons serving the Phoenix Metropolitan Area including Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Anthem, Cave Creek, Carefree, Apache Junction for over 10 years. Also, Sedona and the high country in the northern part of the st
Your pilot will provide you with whatever type of flight you wish whether it's a mellow soaring ride along the majestic Sierra Estrella Mountains or a wild and thrilling aerobatic ride.
The seasoned guides at Hike In Tucson lead groups of inquisitive hikers through safe and informative treks through the Sonoran Desert for a unique adventure.
Discover this historic five-story Native American dwelling carved out of an ancient limestone cliff with twenty rooms. Begun during the twelfth century, it took about three centuries to complete.
This limestone sink was a water source for the Sinagua and Hohokam people who lived and farmed in this area thousands of years ago. Traces of their ancient irrigation ditches may be seen in the picnic area.
Navajo Nation lands extend into the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Navajo Nation operates on Daylight Savings Time from April to October. The rest of Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time.
Keet Seel is built into an eye-shaped cave and accessible only by a strenuous 17-mile round trip hike and a climb up to the ruins. Betatakin is more accessible.
The Navajo Nation extends into the states of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, covering over 27,000 square miles of unparalleled beauty. The Navajo Reservation is home to more than a dozen national monuments, tribal parks and historical sites, and is peppe
Walk in the footsteps of people who lived at Walnut Canyon more than 700 years ago. Peer into their homes, cliff dwellings built deep within canyon walls. The presence of water in a dry land made the canyon rare and valuable to its early human inhabita
Mere minutes from sunny Scottsdale, AZ - Fort McDowell Adventures is the premier outdoor activity and event venue with tons of activities for families and groups.
Canyoneers is the oldest river running company licensed to operate in Grand Canyon National Park.
Our watercraft rental services include boats, jet skis, waverunners, water sports, tours, wakeboarding, water skiing, wakesurfing and more!
Canyon Lake's recreation accommodations include hiking trails, water skiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, camping, and boating.
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Corral West provides family friendly horse adventures for all ages!
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Staying at Lake Powell Resort means awakening to and becoming a part of the breathtaking grandeur that is unique to Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
The Arboretum at Flagstaff is a botanical garden, research station, and environmental education center. The goal of the arboretum is to increase the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and plant communities native to the Colora
Spend your Arizona vacation in Cave Creek and let Full Circle Ranch Bed and Breakfast Inn be your one-of-a-kind oasis in the desert.
Join BC Jeep Tours for a unique experience that can be enjoyed by all ages.
The land for Papago Park was conveyed by a U.S. patent in 1935 that allowed the land to be used for recreational activities.
The Verde Canyon Railroad takes you on a trip through Southwest regions rich with indigenous flora and fauna throughout the Verde Valley. Asphalt, concrete and tension drift away as you cruise from Clarkdale to Perkinsville at a smooth 12 miles per hou
Offer guided tours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona and more, with custom vehicles and expert guides who know how to have fun.
AOA specializes in bike rentals and guided adventure trips from single-day hiking, biking, kayaking, and rafting in Phoenix to multi-day guided hiking, biking, and backpacking in the Grand Canyon, Havasupai, and the greater Southwest.
Central reservations for all the rafting trips available in Grand Canyon from 1-19 days, motorized and oar powered.
One of National Geographics's "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth." Guided Grand Canyon and Havasu Falls tours.
Enchantment Resort offers 218 luxurious guest accommodations highlighting Sedona’s breathtaking scenery with private, one-story rooms with viewing decks boasting panoramic views of Boynton Canyon. Enjoy fine food and award-winning spa and golf.
Tanque Verde Ranch is Arizona’s premier guest ranch/resort located in the lush desert foothills of the Rincon Mountains near Tucson. This beautiful, historic ranch has 74 spacious rooms and suites.
Guest ranch nestled amongst the magnificent boulders of Texas Canyon. Horseback riding, cowboy cookouts, hiking, bird watching. Pavilion venue is perfect for weddings, holiday parties, family reunions. Meeting hall available. RV, tenting, & overnig
One of the world's most celebrated hideaways, The Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa is nestled in the high Sonoran Desert foothills north of Scottsdale. Two championship golf courses and 160 luxurious casitas are sculpted into the spectacular natural
Profile: Merging the distinct philosophy of the original Golden Door in Escondido, California with the serene Sonoran desert, the 33,000-square-foot retreat offers a Zen-like atmosphere where curving walls and a trickling stream put gu
We are a great location for spending 3 nights to see the Grand Canyon, Sedona & Flagstaff. Free WI-FI, parking and a unique 2 course gourmet breakfast each morning. An upscale B&B at affordable rates.
Rock climbing and rappelling trips are an exciting adventure, and offer a fun way to explore scenic areas near Prescott and Phoenix. Novices to experts are welcome, and all required equipment is included.
Styled after a country home, this charming Inn features all the character and warmth you would expect from the early 1900's, plus the amenities of today.
Luxury Golf Resort in Rio Rico, Arizona set among rolling mountains, overlooking the lush green Santa Cruz River Valley and amid centuries of history, you'll find Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico, a one-of-a-kind golf destination resort in southern Ariz
Welcome to AZ Flyboard Rentals, home of the hottest new extreme watersport to hit Arizona.
Across Arizona Tours conducts van tours for individuals to join, and custom corporate and group tours for any size group in buses or vans.
Best Western Tempe Arizona hotel offers superior amenities & services with ultimate values.
The Ranch is a wonderful place for active people.
Tours take visitors through Wright’s living quarters, to the theater, his office and other buildings. Specialty tours are offered including tours of the desert shelters built by Taliesin Fellowship apprentices.
Welcome to Aqua Flights Flyboard Rental! If you've ever wanted to fly through the air like a bird and swim like a dolphin then now is your opportunity!
Mariposa Manor Community - The only RV location site in Nogales!
Arizona Golf Trails provides custom golf vacations to Arizona destinations.
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El Monte RV Rentals is America's premier RV rentals company, with nationwide locations.
Robson's Ranch & Mining Camp, is the site of the Nella-Meda Gold mining camp where you can experience a guided tour of the mining camp, while panning for gold.
Offering guided motorcycle tour packages throughout Arizona and the Southwestern U.S.
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Scottsdale’s only artisan, steel boutique bicycle shop.
CenterFocus Adventures provides tours for all experience levels that include travelling through sculpted rock while hiking, sliding, and jumping through crystal pools of water.
Arizona Custom Helicopter Tours
Great American Adventures offers award winning horseback riding tours of the historic Old West.
Great American Adventures offers award winning horseback riding tours of the historic Old West.
One of the grandest – and most photographed – landmarks in the United States, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is a sprawling, sandy preserve that spans the border between Arizona and Utah, bathing the region in rich red hues. Dominated by crimson mesas and surreal sandstone towers – some as tall as 1,000 feet – the area is also known for dramatic, mesmerizing lighting, with the sun illuminating the towers and casting long shadows on the valley floor.
Located inside the Navajo Nation – one of the largest Native American tribes in the United States – Monument Valley is around four hours northeast of Flagstaff, near the Four Corners area.
Experience one of the world’s largest and most vibrantly colored assemblies of petrified wood, historic structures and archeological sites at Petrified Forest National Park, located east of Winslow, Arizona. Here, 200-million-year-old fossils tell the tale of the earth – and its prehistoric inhabitants – amongst the picturesque wonders of Arizona’s Painted Desert. Petrified Forest is a surprising realm of fascinating landscape and science.
For an unforgettable encounter with Arizona nature, take a trip to the Painted Desert area. A broad region of rocky badlands encompassing more than 93,500 acres, this vast landscape features rocks in every hue – from deep lavenders and rich grays to reds, oranges and even pinks. Located in Northern Arizona, the Painted Desert stretches from Grand Canyon National Park eastward to Petrified Forest National Park, with a large portion lying within the Navajo Nation.
One of the most popular lakes in Arizona, Lake Powell is a narrow, 186-mile-long body set amid the deep canyons, rocky outcrops and spectacular scenery of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Formed by one of the world’s highest dams and the waters of the Colorado River, the lake boasts a surface area of 162,700 acres and 1,960 miles of meandering shoreline – making it the perfect destination for fishing, water sports, houseboating and myriad other outdoor activities.
Explore more than 700 miles of shoreline at Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States. With a wealth of activities and a beautiful desert environment, this enormous lake can hold as much as 9 trillion gallons of water – giving you ample opportunity to boat, swim, fish and generally soak up the sunshine.
For sunny skies, crystal-clear water and beautiful desert landscaping, visit Arizona’s Lake Havasu. More than just a spring break destination, Lake Havasu offers the perfect environment for water and desert enthusiasts alike, with activities like outdoor adventures, golfing, shopping and dining all at your fingertips. With 400 miles of shoreline and constant sunshine, it’s the perfect place for an Arizona vacation.
Called the “Land of Standing Up Rocks” by the Apache Indians, Chiricahua National Monument envelops almost 12,000 acres of Arizona nature. Located in Southern Arizona, near the town of Willcox, Arizona, and around 90 miles from Tucson, travelers come from all over to experience this site of unique rock formations and Arizona history.
Known for steep canyon walls dotted with greenery and hundreds of ancient pueblo ruins, Canyon de Chelly reflects one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes in North America. Distinctive architecture, artifacts and rock imagery are all remarkably preserved, providing a peek into the lives of the canyon’s earliest inhabitants. Today, a Navajo Indian community still inhabits the canyon floor, herding sheep during the summer months.
Five Day Schedule: This park is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The park is open from 8 am to 6 pm (with last entry at 5 pm) on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, & Mondays.
Thousands of years in the making, Tonto Natural Bridge is known to be the world’s largest natural travertine bridge. Located between Payson, Arizona, and Pine, Arizona, the 150-foot-wide limestone bridge arches 183 feet above sparkling Pine Creek. The bridge is surrounded by pine trees, while flowing springs and fern-draped grottos line the narrow canyon upstream.
Boasting the world’s longest stalactite formation, Kartchner Caverns State Park lets you see Arizona’s tallest natural column formation below ground level, making this state park one of Arizona’s most popular outdoor activities.
Located in Southern Arizona, Kartchner Caverns State Park is approximately 55 miles southeast of Tucson, near Benson.
Saguaro National Park protects and preserves a giant saguaro cactus forest that stretches across the valley floor near Tucson. Unique to the Sonoran Desert, the park’s giant saguaros sometimes reach as much as 50 feet in height – so it’s no wonder they’ve been described as the kings of the Sonoran Desert.
The city of Tucson divides Saguaro National park into two districts – the Tucson Mountain District to the west and Rincon Mountain District to the east, each located about 30 minutes outside of the city.
22 miles east of Carefree.Upper Bartlett Lake, Rattlesnake and South Cove recreation sites provide areas for camping with trailers, picnicking, fishing and boating and are open year-round. Trailers longer than 16 feet are not recommended.
The 10,500-acre Fishhooks Wilderness is located about 30 miles northwest of Safford, Arizona in Graham County. With its scenic vistas and rugged beauty, this isolated wilderness area provides outstanding solitude for visitors. Upper, lower, and middle Fishhooks, Sam, Steer Springs and Dutch Pasture canyons offer pleasant hiking in seldom-visited areas that are tempered with shady riparian vegetation.
Rainbow Bridge is the world's largest known natural bridge. The span has undoubtedly inspired people throughout time--from the neighboring American Indian tribes who consider Rainbow Bridge sacred, to the 300,000 people from around the world who visit it each year.
There are few places where one can stand, look at a Saguaro cactus, a cattail stand and a cottonwood tree together. This unique blend of upland desert, marsh, and desert riparian haitat provides for a diverse array of birds, mammals and reptiles.
The perennial waters of Aravaipa Creek have carved a scenic canyon through the Sonoran Desert at the northern end of the Galiuro Mountains in southeastern Arizona.
This newly expanded reservoir offers 114 miles of shoreline perfect for family recreation, as well as convenient amenities including a 10-lane boat ramp and parking for 200 vehicles.
Glen Canyon Dam, which is a feature of the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP), impounds Colorado River water to form Lake Powell, one of the most popular and scenic lakes in the world. Lake Powell is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.The Bureau of Reclamation started construction of Glen Canyon Dam in 1956 and Lake Powell started filling on March 13, 1963. In 1980, 17 years after the diversion tunnel gates were closed, Lake Powell filled completely.
Buckskin Mountain State Park is situated along the Parker Strip, an 18-mile stretch of land that runs along the Colorado River and divides parts of Arizona and California. Filled with gorgeous scenery, countless water activities and many indigenous wildlife, Buckskin Mountain State Park is a delightful respite where you can relax and enjoy yourself.
Situated along Lake Havasu, Cattail Cove State Park offers countless activities along one of Arizona's most popular lakes. From sun-bathing on the shoreline to bass fishing, you're sure to find an activity that will float your boat.
Engulfed by the Tonto National Forest, Lost Dutchman State Park is a sanctuary filled with nature, trails for hiking and biking, 70 campsites and wide-open skies, making it the perfect place to relax and star gaze.
Part apple orchard, part natural water slide, Slide Rock State Park is a must-see destination when you visit Sedona. For a thrill, shimmy down the rock water slide that cascades into a series of glistening swimming holes, or simply wade in the water and enjoy the century-old irrigation system.
Located less than a mile north of Buckskin State Park, River Island State Park offers a scenic area to camp, boat, swim, jets ski, fish, swim and more along Parker, Arizona's beautiful stretch of the Colorado River.
Replete with natural wonder, Roper Lake State Park is an obvious choice for your next camping vacation. Enjoy five miles of nature trails that wind through desert landscapes and lead to stunning mountain views.
At more than six miles long and nearly 480 acres in total size, the Verde River Greenway is an impressive and beautiful natural wonder. Located high in North Central Arizona, near Cottonwood, the elevation provides a mild climate ideal for summer hiking and other outdoor activities including canoeing and fishing.
The Becker Lake Wildlife Area is located in east-central Arizona, within Springerville city limits. Known for a wide variety of waterfowl and shorebirds, as well as wildlife like antelope and prairie dogs, Becker Lake offers plenty of attractions for nature lovers.
San Carlos is one of eight lakes with desert surroundings created by damming rivers in the hills around Phoenix, and like the others it has quite a dramatic setting. Deep blue waters are framed by gaunt, rocky, cactus-speckled mountains – in this case, the foothills of the Gila, Mescal and Santa Teresa ranges.
The scenic shoreline of Lake Havasu State Park is an ideal place to enjoy beautiful beaches, nature trails, boat ramps and convenient campsites. This spot is truly a watersport haven located near the famous London Bridge of Lake Havasu City.
Located in the Fort Apache Historic Park, Nohwike’ Bágowa (House of Our Footprints) is the place to experience Apache history and culture. Housed in a modern facility constructed to reflect a gowa, our traditional holy home, the cultural center and museum is committed to the celebration and perpetuation of the Apache heritage.
Tucked away in Arizona’s White Mountains and surrounded by three national forests, Hawley Lake is an adventurist’s delight. The 260-acre lake is open year-round despite snowy winters, meaning it’s the ideal location for ice fishing and snowshoeing. During the breezy spring months, visit Hawley Lake for sail boating, canoeing, kayaking, camping and cabin rentals.
Lake Havaus Shoreline Camp features 105 sites along the Arizona side of Lake Havasu, from Lake Havasu City south to the Parker Dam. Most sites have a picnic table, shade ramada, barbecue grill, pit toilet and trash can.
Located around 45 minutes northeast of Tucson, along the Control Road up Mt. Lemmon’s north slope, Peppersauce Campground is tucked away in a shallow, tree-filled canyon cut by Peppersauce Creek through rolling foothills covered with grass, oaks and yucca.
Boynton Canyon in Sedona is one of the most scenic of the box canyons that make Arizona's red rock country so famous. This particular trail enjoys the additional advantage of being conveniently accessible to nearby towns on well-paved roads.
One of the most photographed scenes in the southwest is the towering Cathedral Rocks reflected in the waters of Oak Creek at Red Rock Crossing. It should come as no surprise, then, that the picnic area located at that same site is equally as popular.
Four miles north of downtown Prescott at 3101 N State Route 89, this beautiful park allows access to Watson Lake and the boulders of the Granite Dells.
Clear Creek Campground is a popular place for hiking, swimming, wading and fishing. Cool water species such as smallmouth bass and green sunfish populate the stream near the campground.
The Mogollon Rim is a rugged escarpment that forms the southern limit of the Colorado Plateau. It extends across the entire forest and provides excellent views within Plateau Country and Desert Canyon Country as well.
More than 37,000 acres in size, Hellsgate Wilderness includes a major canyon and perennial stream extending its entire length, often with deep pools of water separated by impassable falls.
Located a few miles southeast of the center of Payson is an area known locally as the Granite Dells, featuring the Stewart Pocket geological structure at the heart of this picturesque site. This is a great hike for spring, fall or early winter, but may be too hot during the summer months, unless taken early in the morning.
The White Mountain Trail System is a unique, interconnected system of urban trails in the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside, the City of Show Low and the Wagon Wheel area. Currently five parks are being connected to the System: Fool Hollow Lake State Park (proposed), Woodland Lake Park, Big Springs Environmental Study Area, Billy Creek Trails Park (proposed) and Billy Creek Natural Area. Mini-parks are also envisioned throughout the project.
The Ahakhav Tribal Preserve, located just outside Parker, was established in 1995 and currently consists of 1,253 acres of wilderness area and a 3.5-acre park. The preserve is centered around a reconstructed Colorado River backwater, which offers a variety of activities including fishing, canoeing, birding and swimming.
From desert bighorn sheep to the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher, birds and other animals thrive at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge protects 30 river miles and 300 miles of shoreline from Needles, California, to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. One of the last remaining natural stretches of the lower Colorado River flows through the 20-mile-long Topock Gorge.
Nestled among the cool pines of the Coconino National Forest, the Page Springs Fish Hatchery offers a cool retreat from the desert during hot summer months. Families enjoy hiking the nature trail bordering Oak Creek, and kids like visiting the show ponds to see the hatchery's finest and largest trout.
Located around 20 miles southeast of Flagstaff, Ashurst Lake is a great spot to head to fish for rainbow and brook trout or to go canoeing, windsurfing and kayaking. A gravel road surrounding the lake makes for the perfect bike path or jogging route.
The White Mountains of eastcentral Arizona are home to the Alchesay-Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery Complex. It is located on home lands of the White Mountain Apache Tribe – the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. This hatchery complex exists primarily for trout – and has become very important to an endemic fish, the golden-colored Apache trout.
Martinez Lake is located just north of Yuma on the Colorado River. Known for the many species of wildlife that populate the lake year-round, this area is a relaxing retreat perfect for a weekend getaway.
Wheatfields Lake in Chinle is one of the most popular destinations for fishing, camping, picnics and other outdoor adventures in Navajoland. You can cast your line just a few feet off the road, or you can drive around to the opposite side of the lake and launch your fishing boat near the base of the Chuska Mountains.
Behind Diné College, at the intersection of Navajo Route Seven and the Lukachukai-Window Rock road, Tsaile Lake in Chinle was constructed as a flood control dam at the head of Canyon Del Muerto.
The Luna Lake Wildlife Area is nestled in the White Mountains, near Springerville, offering a cool, high-elevation escape from desert heat in summer. The area provides opportunities for the whole family, from trout fishing and waterfowl hunting to just plain relaxing.
This Southern Arizona campground situated in the Coronado National Forest southeast of Tucson is located in a magnificent, rugged canyon that served the famous Apache Indian leader, Cochise, as a refuge against his enemies.
This medium-sized body of water fills 49 acres of Peña Blanca Canyon in the Pajarito Mountain foothills of Nogales. Surrounded by grassy, oak-dotted hills, some of which are topped with bluffs of limestone, Peña Blanca Lake is a popular recreation spot for visitors from both Nogales, Arizona and Mexico, just across the border.
A world-renowned location for bird watching, Madera Canyon is a major resting place for migrating species, while the extensive trail system of the Santa Rita Mountains is easily accessed from the Canyon's campground and picnic areas.
Mormon Lake is the largest natural lake in Arizona...sometimes. During droughts, it's frequently not so large, and occasionally even dry. But when it's a lake, which is most of the time, Mormon Lake is an excellent place to fish, boat, windsurf and birdwatch.
Havasu Canyon is a side branch of the Grand Canyon that was once the home of a prehistoric people. Today, it is home to the Havasupai, a tribe that has inhabited the canyon for more than 800 years – as well asstunnign views of waterfalls, travertine pools and canyon walls.
Lake Mohave is situated on Arizona's West Coast and divides portions of Nevada and Arizona. It is a part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and is located less than 50 miles northwest of Kingman, Arizona.
West Fork of Oak Creek is located less than 10 miles north of Sedona and is the most popular trail on the Coconino National Forest, offering year-round delights for visitors of all ages. In the spring, you can catch glimpses of migrating songbirds. The fall promises a mosaic of colorful leaves while the winter showcases snow-blanketed beauty accented by dangling icicles.
In this beautiful desert park, located within the Coronado National Forest less than 20 miles north of Tucson, is a self-guided, signed trail leading through Romero Ruin that includes a prehistoric Hohokam village with a ballcourt as well as the histor
Originally home to the Hisat'sinom (known to archaeologists as the Anasazi) in the 14th century, the Homolovi Ruins is now a center of research and preservation of Native American migration.
The Arizona State Trails System has been established to recognize and promote non-motorized trails that are of special interest or significance to both Arizona's residents and visitors. Trails offer a wide variety of recreation opportunities. The System currently contains over 600 trails.
The Arizona State Trails System has been established to recognize and promote non-motorized trails that are of special interest or significance to both Arizona's residents and visitors. Trails offer a wide variety of recreation opportunities. The System currently contains over 600 trails. Arizona State Parks and ASCOT monitor these trails conditions and promote the trails in various ways.
Visit Tuzigoot National Monument and witness the incredible legacy of a people who live in the Verde Valley 1,000 years ago.
Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near Page, Arizona.Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near Page, Arizona. It is located five miles (8.5 km) downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about four miles or 6 km southwest of Page. Horseshoe Bend can be viewed from the steep cliff above. The overlook is 4,200 feet above sea level and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet above sea level making it a breathtaking 1,000 foot drop. It is a short ¾ of a mile hike from US Route 89. - See more at: http://visitpagearizona.com/activities/general/horseshoe-bend.html#sthash.HKBbhHX7.dpuf