I started to wonder: If that magnificent place was accessible only to those willing to get out of the car (bus in my case) and venture out, what other wonders are out there waiting to be experienced? I chose to no longer just live in Arizona, but to actually seek out adventure and explore this amazing place.
That’s when I created what I believe to be the Ultimate Arizona Wonders Bucket List. (There’s a map too!) Although I created it for myself, I’m happy to share it with you. I hope you’ll share it with others, too.
DON’T LEAVE YET! Be sure to scroll down to see my top ten list.
Ultimate Arizona Wonders Bucket List
Here’s my list of must-see places in Arizona. I’ve arranged the list in alphabetical order for (my) convenience.
If the text is linked, that means I’ve featured it as a post on this site.
Click those places for more info, tips, pictures and video. Anything in normal text, I have yet to blog about.
- Antelope Canyon
- Apache Trail
- Aravaipa Canyon
- Arizona National Scenic Trail
- Betatakin Ruins
- Blue Ridge Reservoir
- Canyon de Chelly
- Chiricahua Mountains
- Canyon Lake
- Emerald Cove
- Glen Canyon
- Grand Canyon
- Grand Falls aka Chocolate Falls
- Horseshoe Bend
- Hot Well Dunes & Springs
- Humphreys Peak
- Kartchner Caverns
- Havasupai Falls
- Horton Spring and Creek
- Kaiser Spring
- Keet Seel Canyon
- Keyhole Sink
- Lake Havasu
- Lake Roosevelt
- Lockett Meadow
- Lake Powell
- Meteor Crater
- Mindeleff Cavates
- Moenkopi dinosaur tracks
- Monument Valley
- Mormon Lake
- Mount Lemmon
- Mystery Valley
- Navajo National Monument
- Petrified Forest National Park
- Rock Art Ranch
- Sabino Canyon
- Saguaro National Park
- Supai Village
- Joshua Forest Scenic Highway
- Tonto Natural Bridge
- Tonto National Monument Ruins
- V bar V historical site
- Walnut Canyon National Monument Ruins
- Waputki National Monument Ruins
- White Mountains
- West Fork Oak Creek Trail (Sedona)
The list is constantly changing, so check back often.
Arizona Wonders Bucket List Top Ten
If you’re visiting Arizona for just a few days and won’t have time to visit all the amazing wonders on the Ultimate Arizona Wonders bucket list, narrow your sites to these places on my top ten list:
- Havasupai (Grand Canyon)
- Superstition Mountain Cougar (Apache Junction)
- Ribbon Falls (Grand Canyon)
- Grand Falls (Navajo Nation)
- Antelope Canyon (Page)
- Horseshoe Bend
- Kartchner Caverns
- The Wave
- Petrified Forest
- Vermilion Cliffs
Like maps? Me too. That’s why I plotted all these places on this map for easy reference:
I became aware of many of these sights by watching the Arizona Highways Magazine TV show, plus a number of other groups I’m connected to on social media. Since my trip to Havasupai in 2014, I’ve been in constant pursuit of these spectacular wonders.
What’s missing from the list?
If there are other sites you think I should feature in this blog, please mention them in the comments box below.
About the author
In 2014, Paul Fiarkoski went on a hiking trip to world-famous Havasupai Falls in the Grand Canyon. After three days of hiking and wading in the turquoise pools beneath 100-foot waterfalls, his perspective of Arizona changed forever. He created an Arizona bucket list and began checking places off.
Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide & Journal includes his list of top 50 natural wonders.
Sunset Crater not far from Flagstaff
Great list! Thank you for sharing!
Yes, you’re right. How did I miss those? Been to monument valley. Can’t believe I left that off the list. The Dells – do you mean the Granite Dells near Prescott?
Canyon de Chelley, Tanque Verde Falls, Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods, The Dells….