Most Beautiful Locations in Arizona

 

Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls, located within the Havasupai Indian Reservation inside the Grand Canyon, is a little slice of paradise. Striking blue-green water contrasts with the red of the canyons creating the perfect picturesque scene. The 100 foot falls cascade to the pool below and cottonwood trees dot the surrounding area. The Supai village, home to the Havasupai people, is nearby as well as Mooney Falls.

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Monument Valley

A symbol of the American West, Monument Valley boasts stunning red buttes, mesas, and impressive towers that reach up to 1,000 feet in height. The beautiful colors become even more vivid when the sun lands on the monuments and long shadows reach out into the vast desert. This is a great place to hike, camp and explore. Don’t feel like walking? Check out Valley Drive, a 17 mile dirt road that winds throughout the park.

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Horseshoe Bend

This stunning bend in the Colorado River is located within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The hike to the overlooking cliff is only ¾ of a mile, a short trek for an amazing view of the unusual sandstone formations and beautiful river below.

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Antelope Canyon

This beautiful, otherworldly slot canyon is located on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Wind and water carved the canyon over millions of years leaving a spectacular cathedral-like place full of rich colors, curved walls, and ever-changing light. Visitors can explore both the upper and lower canyons although a guide is required so be sure to check ahead for tours.

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The Wave

Located in the North section of the Coyote Buttes, the Wave is a unique sandstone formation that features a variety of colorful swirls and patterns. The Wave was formed over millions of years and the bowl like formation is one of the most photographed places on earth. This area is extremely fragile, therefore only 20 people are allowed in per day and they are chosen through a lottery.

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Jessica is a freelance writer. She resides in Minnesota with her husband, daughter dog, and 4 cats. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking.