Best Trails in Arizona

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Arizona, Coconino County

01 :43 hrs
3.4 mi
355.8103 ft

The hike starts with a steep climb up the north slope of Wilson Mountain and then descends down Sterling Canyon to the Vultee Arch trail. Much of the trail is through a pine forest that provides lots of shade during hot months. Hikers can either turn back after arriving at Vultee Arch or shuttle vehicles between the Sterling Pass trailhead and Vultee Arch trailhead for a one-way trip. There is no official parking at the Sterling Pass trailhead so you will need to park on the side of SR 89A.


Arizona, Coconino County

09 :30 hrs
10.2 mi
776.9105 ft

Havasu Falls is considered to be one of the most scenic and well-known destinations in all of the Grand Canyon and is an excellent choice for a multi-day trip in the canyon. The water in the canyon and falls is known for its blue-green color and is considered to be sacred to the Havasupai Tribe. The trail starts from Hualapai Hilltop and follows steep switchbacks into the canyon. The trail leads to the community of Supai Village in Havasu Canyon which is not accessible by road and is home to the Havasupai Indians. The tribe requires a fee to hike on the land and reservations should be made in advance by contacting the Havasupai Indian Reservation. The hike down is rugged and hot canyon should be avoided during the heat of the day, especially in the summer, and be sure to carry plenty of water.


Arizona, Coconino County

08 :38 hrs
16.9 mi
462.25793 ft

Really amazing scenery and waterfalls. Most beautiful place in desert in my opinion. Really fun descent next to Mooney Falls with ladders, and caves. Past beaver falls you are out of reservation and into Grand Canyon National Park, so go early, take lots of water or a filter, and be very sharp eyed on way back so as to see trail back up cliffs.


Arizona, Coconino County

00 :03 hrs
0.1 mi
3.3909912 ft

Havasu Campground is located between Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls in the Grand Canyon. A 10 mile hike is required to reach the campground as well as a permit which must be purchased in advance. The campground is over a mile long on both sides of the Creek. There are no designated sites so you can choose your campsite. All reservations are 3 nights/4 days and can be done online at Campers have access to restrooms and drinking water is available from a continuous spring flow. Bring a secure container for food or squirrels will invade! This place is magical with scenery that is breathtaking.


Arizona, Coconino County

00 :23 hrs
0.3 mi
23.724854 ft

1/4 Mile Hike located close to the Grand Canyon North Rim Visitors Center. The hike is over a paved trail offers great views.


Arizona, San Tan Valley

01 :21 hrs
2.9 mi
254.42694 ft

Trailhead is about half mile from the parking lot. When you get to the trail you will have to go through the fence opening. The trail starts off easy then as you make your way to the wave you go up in elevation and the trail becomes a little more difficult with some steep climbs. Dogs can make it up and back down with some help and direction.


Arizona, Coconino County

00 :07 hrs
0.3 mi
3.7316895 ft

Situated on the banks of Oak Creek, this small tent-only campground offers a beautiful backdrop for camping and outdoor recreation. Oak Creek Canyon is one of the most scenic and enjoyable spots in the Sedona area to spend time outdoors. The campground has 14 spots for tents that can be accessed from the parking area. Each site has a campfire ring, table, and grill. There are pit toilets available and drinking water. The cost per site is $20 per night and reservations must be made 3 days ahead of arrival.


Arizona, Pima County

03 :51 hrs
2 mi
804.47107 ft

The hike up to Pusch Peak follows a steep unmaintained trail to the summit where hikers will enjoy impressive views of Pusch Ridge, Mt. Kimball, Mt. Lemmon, and the surrounding wilderness area. The trail follows many steep switchbacks to the top and is physically demanding but worth the effort for the panoramic views from the top. The trail is very exposed and should not be attempted in the heat of the summer.


Nevada, Henderson

02 :37 hrs
2.5 mi
275.71368 ft

Travelling through Gold Strike Canyon south of Lake Mead, this trail will deposit you on the shore of the beautiful Colorado River a mile below the Hoover Dam (which cannot be seen from here due to a turn in the river). This canyon begins reasonably wide, but is narrow in some spots, and always incredibly beautiful. It is also teaming with wildlife, so be on the lookout for beautiful creatures which should be avoided.


Arizona, San Tan Valley

01 :32 hrs
3.1 mi
352.8636 ft

Fun trail with great views. You can bring your dogs. Rocky spires, hoodoos, and a desert cave.

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