12 Incredible Trips In Arizona That Will Change Your Life

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With so much to see and do in Arizona, it’s easy to forget about some of our best spots. Here’s a bucket list of trips you should plan ASAP. They’ll change your life!

  1. Visit The Little town Of Globe.


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This often overlooked little town has so much to offer. You’ll love the historic district, and you can even tour the old jail, which is said to be haunted. Wander through the ruins at Besh Ba Gowah Archeological Park, go for a hike and find a one-of-a-kind treasure at Pickle Barrel Trading Post.

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  1. Tour A Castle In Phoenix


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This 18-room home in Phoenix has an interesting, quirky history that matches the building’s design.The owner, Boyce Luther Gulley was diagnosed with a deadly disease and left his wife and daughter without telling them. Then he built an 8,000-square foot castle to leave them when he died. You’ll definitely want to plan a day trip to tour this amazing home soon!

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  1. Explore Vulture City



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The ghost town of Vulture City just begs to be explored. During its heyday, the town included quite a few saloons and brothels, along with housing for the miners. Though it once boasted a population of more than 5,000 people, it now sits abandoned. Some of the buildings have been restored and you can tour this little town and learn about its fascinating history.

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  1. Plan A Romantic Getaway To Sedona



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Everyone needs a little romance…why not plan a trip to Sedona? The scenery is awe-inspiring, and you’ll find quaint bed and breakfasts, fancy spas and resorts and dining options for every budget. From outdoor activities such as hiking to shopping, massages and star gazing, we’re sure you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in Sedona.

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  1. Take Your Family To Nordic Village For A Day Of Sledding


Arizona Nordic Village

Most people have no idea that Arizona has winter activities like sledding. For a fun staycation, head to Nordic Village and visit the Wing Mountain Snow Play Area. You can spend hours sledding down the hills here, and build a snowman. Warm up around the fires, roast marshmallows and drink some cocoa.

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  1. Find Yourself Awestruck At Coal Mine Canyon


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Coal Mine Canyon is just east of Tuba City and it’s simply stunning. Plan a trip so you can take a guided tour to the bottom. Don’t forget your camera – the scenery here is so incredible that you’ll want to spend an entire day photographing this unique place.

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  1. Take This Mountain Vacation To The Santa Catalina Mountains



Located in Tucson, this mountain range offers some diverse terrain and plenty to see and do. During winter months, you’ll find snow here. Spend a day skiing at Mt. Lemmon. In the summer, hike to alpine lakes or the water falls at Seven Falls. You’ll find lots of wildlife year-round, along with some beautiful, star-filled night skies.

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  1. Check Out One Of America’s Oldest Towns – Tubac.


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The little town of Tubac is just 30 miles from the Mexican border. Established in 1752, most of the original buildings in this little town are no longer there, but many other historic buildings from throughout the years are there, and some have been restored for visitors to enjoy.

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  1. Eat Your Way Down Arizona’s Salsa Trail


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The 13 restaurants along this trail around Safford each have their own salsa recipe. Visit all of them, sample some salsa and chips (and of course a whole host of Mexican food), then choose your favorite. How many days would it take you to visit 13 Mexican restaurants?

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  1. Stay Overnight And Dine At The Remote Cliff Dwellers Lodge



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The 60-year old lodge has a unique vibe and an interesting history, but it’s more than an hour away from Page – the nearest town. So how did its restaurant make the list of 10 Best Restaurants In Arizona? You’ll see when you take a trip here. The food is fresh, hearty and surprisingly sophisticated.

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  1. Camp In The Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness



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Just a few hours from Tucson, you’ll find the most incredible canyon. It’s 11 miles long and so picturesque that you might never want to leave once you arrive. The Bureau of Land Management only allows 50 people in the canyon at a time (for a maximum of three days), so you’ll enjoy some real peace and quiet here.

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  1. Hike The Peavine National Recreation Trail – An Abandoned Rail Trail93


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This six-mile long trail follows the path of the old Santa Fe, Prescott, and Phoenix Railway. Most of the trail is quite easy; it meanders through some beautiful riparian terrain filled with cottonwoods and willows. As the hike becomes a bit more difficult, you’ll visit Watson Lake and witness some beautiful views.

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How many of these trips have you taken?

For even more travel ideas, take a look at these 6 Arizona Road Trips!


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