From the low desert to the high plateaus and deep canyons, Arizona is filled with amazing vistas, unforgiving wilderness, and wild west history. The state’s diverse landscape ranges from warm dry desert perfect for winter escapes to high elevation plateaus where mild summer temperatures are perfect for exploring the trails and forests of Grand Canyon National Park and the surrounding areas. Below are some of the best places to visit in Arizona for hiking trails.
If you’re hiking near Phoenix, some of the best trails are the Tom’s Thumb Hike within the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Camelback Mountain within the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, and any of the trails within the Superstition Mountain range. Despite all desert stereotypes, the Sonoran Desert boasts plenty of diversity. Check out this list for a few more of our favorite trails around Phoenix.