Thousands of people flock to Arizona each year just to visit the Grand Canyon, and while it is one of the seven wonders of the world, there’s not much to do there for a long period of time. But if you are heading to Arizona to see the canyon, fill your other days by exploring a bit more of what this state has to offer! There are a ton of great hikes in Northern Arizona that you and your friends/family should take on.
- West Fork, Sedona
West Fork Trail in Sedona is a very popular trail. Surrounded by the red rocks of Sedona, this trial is a must when you’re in Arizona. This beginner-level hike is 7 miles round trip, but don’t let the mileage turn you away. Even if you just hike a mile or two, it’s a great place to adventure. The trail follows a creek in a canyon surrounded by red walls and it’s filled with gorgeous trees to shade your path. Read more about the West Fork Trail!
- Inner Basin/Lockett Meadow
The Inner Basin/Lockett Meadow trail is just north of Flagstaff. It’s a 4-mile trail round trip and the forest is full of beautiful, white Aspen trees. There’s no doubt you’ll enjoy this walk just below the San Francisco peaks. The trees boast stunning yellow leaves in the fall that bring hundreds of valley residents to experience the change of the seasons.
- Davenport Hill
This hike is one that offers a lot of solitude. You’ll find the 5.5-mile trail in Williams, Arizona. Climb through a secluded forest to the top of a hill and witness breathtaking views. It’s around 2.75 miles to the top, and while you’re up there, it’s highly recommended to take a scenic picnic break.
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