It may be nicknamed the Grand Canyon State, but there is so much more to Arizona. In fact, there are amazing hiking trails, gorgeous landscapes, and outdoor adventure everywhere you look. Here are 22 ideas — featuring some of the best spots in the state — for taking advantage of the great outdoors.
1.Visit the Wave.
2.Stargaze in a dark sky park.
3.Tackle the Rim-to-Rim trail.
4.Kayak through slot canyons on Lake Powell.
5.See the biggest cacti in North America at Saguaro National Park.
6.Cool off in the Crayola-colored Havasu Falls.
7.Check out the mural walls around Phoenix.
8.Search for ancient petroglyphs near Prescott.
9.Take in 360º views of Phoenix from Camelback Mountain.
10.Embrace the scenery at West Fork Trail.
11.Gaze at the Colorado River from Horseshoe Bend.
12.Geek out over fossilized wood at Petrified Forest National Park.
13.Go camping at Coconino National Forest.
14.Or camp on the beach at Lake Havasu State Park.
15.Trek through massive rock formations at Chiricahua National Monument.
16.Explore the Sedona outskirts on horseback.
17.Soak in the historic Verde Hot Springs.
18.Mountain bike down the incredible trails in Prescott National Forest.
19.Whitewater raft in the Colorado River.
20.Take a lazy tubing ride down the Salt River.
21.Stay on a dude ranch.
What's your favorite outdoor adventure that Arizona has to offer? Tell me in the comments!