Arizona has some of the best year-round weather you can find in all of the country. Here are some of our favorite outdoor activities to enjoy while there:
Grand Canyon – one of the greatest wonders of the natural world is a bucket-list must visit place for everybody. The sheer magnitude of the canyon, over 6,000 feet deep, and up to 18 miles wide at some points, will take your breath away. At the bottom is the Colorado river, which has been carving it’s way through the canyon since the beginning of time. The canyon can be enjoyed by rafting down the river, slow muleback rides up and down the trails, hiking, or even high up above by helicopter. There are multiple casual sightseeing points around the rims of the canyon, or if you’re feeling brave, you can take a walk on the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a glass man-made bridge that hangs over part of the canyon 5,000 feet up.
Monument Valley – located in northern Arizona, this area is sure to be recognized by anybody who has seen a classic Western. The familiar site of the vast sandstone buttes, some reaching as high as 1,000 feet above the valley floor, have been featured in films since the 1930’s. The best way to see the natural phenomena is on the 17-mile dirt road through the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. There are also various guided tours, some on horseback, that are available.
Lake Powell – this second largest man-made water reservoir in the country, straddling Arizona and Utah, is enjoyed by over 2 million visitors each year. This lake was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the Glen Canyon Dam. Some of the nearby landmarks include the Rainbow Bridge, one of the world’s largest natural bridges, and the Hite Crossing Bridge. The lake is managed by the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, ensuring that it remains protected and available to the public for all to enjoy.
Antelope Canyon – this popular destination for sightseers and photographers is located in Navajo Nation near Page, Arizona. The canyon was formed by the erosion of the sandstone, primarily through flash flooding. Since the entry to the canyon is gated, you must book a guided tour to get an up-close view of the marvel.
As you can see, Arizona is a great place to visit, but why not buy a property nearby to enjoy these activities whenever you want? Take a look at our Available Properties to see what you can find in the area.