The sunny state of Arizona is a place where you will not get bored quickly as there’s so many things to see and visit. Landmarks like the Grand Canyon are known all over the world. Have a look at the 17 most beautiful spots in the state of Arizona!
Beaver Falls in Havasu Creek
Beaver falls are notoriously difficult to access but once you arrive the site is breath taking.
They are the fifth set of falls in the area and are directly after Mooney Falls.
Originally some parts of the fall were fifty feet in height but the floods of 1910 destroyed some of the area. When you are at the site you can see the markings around that show how high the water rose during the flood.
Goldfield Ghost Town, Apache Junction
In 1892 Goldfield was a bustling town sitting near to Superstition Mountains that had just struck gold.
The town now is a ghost town that has been brought back to life for visitors to see in all its former glory.
Whilst at the ghost town make sure to take a tour of the underground mines.
Havasu Creek has humble beginnings as a little trickle of water from above the wall of the canyon.
This then runs some fifty miles before entering Cataract Canyon.
The creek is famous for its blue-green water, this is because of the high levels of calcium carbonate in the water that created the limestone around it.
Hunts Mesa, Monument Valley
You will find Hunts Mesa along the south-eastern edge of the monument valley.
A trip to Hunts Mesa will see you experiencing panoramic views of the sandstone formations that can be seen in the distance.
The area can only be accessed by travelling through the sand dunes that are to the north-east of the town Kayenta.
London Bridge – Lake Havasu
London Bridge initially spanned the River Thames in London until it was discovered that is was sinking into the river Thames.
The founder of Lake Havasu City purchased the bridge for $2,460,000 and spent another $7,000,000 transporting the bridge to its current location.
It was then rebuilt as the structure you see today.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is an expanse of sandy land that sits between the border of Arizona and Utah.
The area is a dark red in colour and has many sandstone towers jutting out of the ground. Some of the towers reach as high as 1,000 foot.
As the sun moves across the sky the shadows cast by the towers make for perfect photograph moments.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
At the heart of the Sonoran Desert is the Organ Pipe Cactus national Monument.
There are plenty of scenic drives to be taken here, and if you like camping then you can camp in one of the two allocated camping spots and enjoy a night of sleeping in a thriving desert.
The Sonoran Desert stretches out over nearly 100,000 square miles.
The desert is the hottest in North America but due to the high levels of rainfall compared to other deserts it manages to maintain plant life.
The town of Sedona
The town of Sedona is surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land.
The area is considered to be sacred by the Native Americans and many still claim the area will help with healing and spiritual renewal.
The streets are lined with art galleries and visitors will find countless spa’s in which to pamper themselves.
Tumacacori National Historic Park
Inside Tumacacori National Historic Park you will find the ruins of three Spanish mission communities.
The buildings were abandoned after many Apache raids in the 19th century that killed a lot of the workers.
The ruins were never rebuilt and can now be visited on a trip to the National Park.