12 Arizona's Most Beautiful Places

12 Arizona's Most Beautiful Places

Arizona is a place where you will not get bored easily because there are so many things to see and do. The Grand Canyon is an internationally recognized landmark. Take a look at the top 12 most beautiful places in Arizona!

1.Havasu Creek's Beaver Falls

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Beaver Falls is notorious for being difficult to reach, but once there, the scenery is breathtaking.
They are the area's fifth set of falls, located immediately after Mooney Falls.
Some parts of the fall were originally fifty feet tall, but the floods of 1910 destroyed much of the area. You can see the markings around the site that show how high the water rose during the flood.

2.National Park of Saguaro

Saguaro National Park is located in the southern part of Arizona.
The park's name comes from the giant Saguaro cactus that can be found throughout the park. While you're there, take advantage of the park's 150 miles of hiking trails.
The park itself is 91,442 acres in size, with over three-quarters of it designated as wilderness.

3.Apache Junction's Goldfield Ghost Town

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Goldfield was a bustling town near the Superstition Mountains in 1892, and it had just struck gold.
The town has been brought back to life as a ghost town for visitors to see in all of its former glory.
Take a tour of the underground mines while visiting the ghost town.

4.Havasu Creek

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Havasu Creek began as a small trickle of water coming down from above the canyon wall.
The trail then continues for another fifty miles before entering Cataract Canyon.
Because of the high levels of calcium carbonate in the water, which created the limestone around it, the creek is known for its blue-green water.

5.Hoover Dam

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Hoover Dam, located on the border of Arizona and Nevada, was built in the 1930s.
The dam currently supplies electricity to the states of California, Nevada, and Arizona. An estimated 1,000,000 people visit this incredible site each year.

6.Hunts Mesa, Monument Valley

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Hunts Mesa is located on the monument valley's south-eastern edge.
A visit to Hunts Mesa will provide you with panoramic views of the distant sandstone formations.
The only way to get to the area is to travel through the sand dunes to the north-east of Kayenta.

7.Jerome Arizona Ghost Town

Jerome is the United States' largest ghost town! Miners began extracting copper, silver, and gold from the area in 1876, and houses began to be constructed.
By 1920, the town had a population of about 15,000 people, and the residents were making a lot of money.
The last mine closed in 1953, when copper prices were at rock bottom, and the town was deserted.

8.Sonoran Desert

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The Sonoran Desert is nearly 100,000 square miles in size.
The desert is the hottest in North America, but it manages to maintain plant life due to high rainfall levels compared to other deserts.

9.The town of Sedona

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Sedona is surrounded on all sides by 1.8 million acres of national forest land.
The Native Americans regard the area as sacred, and many still believe it can aid in healing and spiritual renewal.
Art galleries line the streets, and visitors will find a plethora of spas to pamper themselves in.

10.Tumacacori National Historic Park

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The ruins of three Spanish mission communities can be found within Tumacacori National Historic Park.
Many Apache raids killed many workers in the 19th century, so the buildings were abandoned.
The ruins were never rebuilt and are now open to the public as part of a trip to the National Park.


11.White House Ruins at Canyon De Chelly

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The Navajo Tribal Trust owns the White House at Canyon De Chelly.
The area is only accessible by taking a guided tour with one of their companies, but the views are spectacular, and the sandstone spire that rises 750 feet above the ground is worth the trip alone.

12.Monument Valley

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Valley of Monuments The Navajo Tribal Park is a large expanse of sandy land located between Arizona and Utah.
The area is dark red in color, with numerous sandstone towers protruding from the ground. Some of the towers are over 1,000 feet tall.
The shadows cast by the towers as the sun moves across the sky make for perfect photo opportunities.

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