All Around Excursion in Arizona

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The 48th state is an outdoor lover’s dream. Hikers and adventurers can relish everything from waterways to mountains.

If you only have time to visit one place in northern Arizona, then The Arboretum at Flagstaff is the place to go to appreciate what the city is all about. Here you can walk the trails and visit the gardens and the greenhouses, but even walking for a year, you may not see everything the Arboretum offers.

In central Arizona, cool down walking riverside under shady cottonwoods and through a plush landscape. 

Just a tad north of Phoenix, explore Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, Arizona, and do not let the name deter you. It is a beautiful hidden gem next to the Verde River, whose waters make it an amazing place to escape the heat.

Let’s also journey to a familiar sight to some Arizonans: a house that looks like it came right out of a J.R.R. Tolkien novel! And get some hiking-in-the-heat tips to stay safe. 

Come with us to explore all of that and more!

Trail: Dead Horse Ranch Lagoon Loop

City: Cottonwood

State: AZ

Difficulty: Easy

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