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21 Incredible Outdoor Adventures In Arizona To Check Off Your Bucket List (From Someone Who Absolutely Loves The State)

Arizona is the best and I will not be taking further questions at the time.

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.

The Wave in coyote butte.

2. Stargaze in a dark sky park.

Stargazing in a dark sky park.

3. Tackle the Rim-to-Rim trail.

A view of the Grand Canyon at sunrise.

4. Kayak through slot canyons on Lake Powell.

Lake Powell antelope slot canyon.

5. See the biggest cacti in North America at Saguaro National Park.

Cacti at Saguaro National Park at sunset.

6. Cool off in the Crayola-colored Havasu Falls.

Havasu Falls at Havasupai Indian Reservation.

7. Check out the mural walls around Phoenix.

mural walls around Phoenix

8. Search for ancient petroglyphs near Prescott.

Ancient carvings on rock in Arizona.

9. Take in 360º views of Phoenix from Camelback Mountain.

views of Phoenix from Camelback Mountain

10. Embrace the scenery at West Fork Trail.

A person hiking in a natural pool in Sedona.

11. Gaze at the Colorado River from Horseshoe Bend.

Looking onto the Colorado River from Horseshoe Bend.

12. Geek out over fossilized wood at Petrified Forest National Park.

Blue Mesa Trail in Petrified Forest National Park.

13. Go camping at Coconino National Forest.

camping at Coconino National Forest

14. Or camp on the beach at Lake Havasu State Park.

Campers parked on Lake Havasu State Park.

15. Trek through massive rock formations at Chiricahua National Monument.

Rhyolite Formations of Chiricahua National Monument

16. Explore the Sedona outskirts on horseback.

Horseback riding in Sedona.

17. Soak in the historic Verde Hot Springs.

A woman soaking in hot springs.

18. Mountain bike down the incredible trails in Prescott National Forest.

trails in Prescott National Forest

19. Whitewater raft in the Colorado River.

Grand Canyon rafting on the Colorado River.

20. Take a lazy tubing ride down the Salt River.

lazy tubing ride down the Salt River

21. Stay on a dude ranch.

Horses on a dude ranch

What's your favorite outdoor adventure that Arizona has to offer? Tell me in the comments!