A look back at this year’s Arizona Wonders of the Week

Columns of granite rise above the north shore of Watson Lake

Over the last year, I’ve featured the 50 must-see natural wonders highlighted in Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide & Journal. As we round out the year, it’s time to reflect back on the 50 AZ Wonders of the Week – WOW for short.

Pictured above: WOW #36: Watson Lake near Prescott, Arizona.

It’s no coincidence that the acronym for Wonder of the Week is WOW!

If you get the AZ Wonders Insider newsletter or follow AZ Wonders on social media, you’ve been virtually exploring these fascinating places week in and week out. Below is a rundown of those 50 places.

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Here’s a recap of the year’s AZ Wonders of the Week:

  1. Grand Canyon
  2. Grand Falls aka Chocolate Falls
  3. The Wave at Coyote Buttes
  4. Painted Rock Petroglyph Site
  5. Wupatki National Monument Ruins
  6. Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
  7. Havasupai Falls
  8. Joshua Forest Scenic Highway
  9. Kaiser Hot Spring
  10. Superstition Mountains Cougar Shadow
  11. Flatiron Peak in the Superstition Mountains
  12. Monument Valley
  13. Tonto National Monument Ruins
  14. Lake Havasu
  15. Betatakin Ruins
  16. Keet Seel Canyon
  17. Humphrey’s Peak
  18. Walnut Canyon National Monument Ruins
  19. Mindeleff Cavates
  20. Madera Canyon
  21. Tanque Verde Falls
  22. Saguaro National Park
  23. Sabino Canyon
  24. Mount Lemmon
  25. Lake Powell
  26. Antelope Canyon
  27. Horseshoe Bend
  28. Meteor Crater
  29. Blue Ridge Reservoir
  30. Mount Baldy & White Mountains
  31. Lower Salt River
  32. Devils Bridge
  33. Sedona vortexes
  34. V_V Heritage Site
  35. Aravaipa Canyon
  36. Watson Lake
  37. Canyon de Chelly
  38. Chiricahua Mountains
  39. Emerald Cove
  40. Fossil Creek
  41. Lockett Meadow
  42. West Fork Oak Creek Trail
  43. Horton Spring and Creek
  44. Ringbolt Hot Springs
  45. Rock Art Ranch
  46. Petrified Forest National Park
  47. Verde Hot Springs
  48. Fossil Creek
  49. Tonto Natural Bridge
  50. Kartchner Caverns

If you missed out on previous Wonder of the Week spotlights, make sure you follow AZ Wonders on social media or sign up for the AZ Wonders Insider email right now. You’ll get timely insights on the most magnificent places to experience in the Grand Canyon State.

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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.

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