From 80-foot waterfalls to an underground hiking cave, the Grand Canyon State has so many gems that are only a short road trip away from the Valley. If you're looking to spice up your day, you should check out these spontaneous day trips from Phoenix. They are must-see places to visit this winter.\nIf you're meticulous about planning your day weeks in advance, we've got some ideas for you. You can opt for a challenging hike that will give you amazing red rock cliffs and clear blue water views or a short one that leads to a waterfall with clear water.\nCibecue Falls\nDifficulty: Moderate\nLength: Approx. 3.5-miles roundtrip\nAddress: Whiteriver, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: Only about three hours away from the Valley, this short and moderate hike leads you to an 80-foot tall waterfall.\nView this post on Instagram 2 hour drive. 3.5 miles hike in. Gnarly tan marks and only fell down once.. ok twice.. & all so worth it. ✌🏼🌲🌊 #dontgochasingwaterfalls #solotrip #arizona A post shared by Aisha (@aishalhasan_) on Oct 5, 2017 at 4:33pm PDT\nWebsite\nLava River Cave\nDifficulty: Easy\nLength: Approx. 2-miles roundtrip\nAddress: 171B Forest Rd, Flagstaff, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: Underground hikes are the best. This one leads you through an actual lava tube.\nView this post on Instagram I have seen some pretty insane nature in Arizona but this is definitely near the top of the list. A post shared by Nate (@naughty_bynateure) on Jul 25, 2018 at 9:18pm PDT\nWebsite\nSaguaro National Park\nPrice: $20 weekly pass for one vehicle\nAddress: Saguaro National Park, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: This park is home to some of the largest cacti around. It's like walking through a cactus wonderland.\nView this post on Instagram This morning we woke up to a fluffy pink sunrise, and jumped out of bed to go take a look. Believe it or not, this was the last bit of color just before it completely faded away. 🌵🧡 A post shared by Sara & Rich Combs (@thejoshuatreehouse) on Nov 2, 2019 at 7:27am PDT\nWebsite\nAbandoned Lisa Frank Factory\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 6760 S. Lisa Frank Ave., Tucson, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: Although there are no tours held here anymore, you can get a pic of the once-thriving building and then head downtown.\nView this post on Instagram Made the ultimate rainbow and unicorn pilgrimage to behold @lisa_frank headquarters! The ultimate #colorhunters dream! The holy grail of #wallart 💖🌈🦄 #lisafrank #ihavethisthingwithcolor #AZ #colorpop #colorcolourlovers #rainbow #unicorns #flashesofdelight #asos #clutch #abmlifeiscolorful #bucketlist #travelgram #Tucson #arizona #instagram #doitforthegram #acolorstory A post shared by @teamsparkle Color Hunter🌈 (@teamsparkle) on Dec 11, 2018 at 10:19am PST\nWebsite\nWest Fork Trail\nDifficulty: Easy\nLength: Approx. 7.5-miles roundtrip\nAddress: W Fork Trail, Sedona, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: If you have a random Tuesday off, it's worth it to take a drive here. The scenery is amazing.\nView this post on Instagram Canyon landscape #sedona #westforktrail #sporteraontour A post shared by Gary Pillu (@gary_p7) on Nov 11, 2019 at 2:22pm PST\nWebsite\nEl Dorado Hot Springs\nPrice: $15 an hour per person\nAddress: 41225 W. Indian School Rd., Tonopah, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: A little under two hours away from Phoenix, these hot springs are the best place to escape the city and unwind.\nView this post on Instagram One of the weirdest and coolest places I have been! #traveleverydamnday #adventuresinalfie #trysomethingnew #homeiswhereyouparkit #hotsprings #arizona #desert 🌵🌵 A post shared by Kristen (@adventuresinalfie) on Feb 27, 2019 at 3:59pm PST\nWebsite\nRobbers Roost\nDifficulty: Moderate\nLength: Approx. 3-miles roundtrip\nAddress: Village of Oak Creek, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: Depending on where you park, this short hike will lead you to a lookout with amazing views.\nView this post on Instagram Life is like a circle 🌀 A post shared by McKenna Rodriguez (@mckennnajuanita) on Dec 2, 2018 at 1:12pm PST\nWebsite\nFossil Creek\nPrice: No permit needed from October 2, 2019 - March 31, 2020 (Parking available on a first come first serve basis during this time.)\nAddress: Fossil Creek, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: With cooler weather on the forecast, you can make a day trip here. The water is clear and blue.\nView this post on Instagram I just want to go on more adventures. Be around good energy. Connect with people. Learn new things. Grow. A post shared by Alexandra Shirey (@qtp2t) on Oct 21, 2019 at 5:05pm PDT\nWebsite\nNo swimming, fishing, or camping is allowed at Cibecue Falls. The falls are considered sacred to the Native American tribes.\nThere are no water or restroom facilities available near Fossil Creek, only on designated parking lots. No campfires, warming fires, or grills are allowed. You are not allowed to put up rope swings. Glass containers are prohibited. No loud music, tampering with historic sites are artifacts are allowed. As always, pack out what you packed in. No trashcans are onsite in the permit area.\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.