Ultimate Arizona Wonders bucket list and top ten list

This all started after I went on a group hiking trip to Havasupai in 2014. Short version: It was a five hour bus ride to a dusty parking lot, then an eight mile hike to paradise on earth. That trip changed my perspective of Arizona in a major way.

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! My top ten list is right below the bucket 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 been there and featured it on this site. You can click those places for more info, tips, pictures and video. Anything in normal text, I have yet to experience (or haven’t published a post about it yet).

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:

  1. Havasupai (Grand Canyon)
  2. Superstition Mountain Cougar (Apache Junction)
  3. Ribbon Falls (Grand Canyon)
  4. Antelope Canyon (Page)
  5. Fossil Creek (Camp Verde)
  6. Kartchner Caverns
  7. The Wave
  8. Petrified Forest
  9. Vermilion Cliffs
  10. Chiricahua Mountains

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 my list?

If there are other sites you think I should feature in this blog, please mention them in the comments box below.



  1. 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?


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