Arizona isn't just known as the Grand Canyon State. It's also believed to have some of the most beautiful sunsets around the world. If you want to witness the spectacular display for yourself, you should go on a sunset hike in Arizona

According to 12 News, "Pollution and dust particles, from our infamous Monsoon dust storms can enhance the colors of Arizona sunsets causing them to look more "red" than usual."

The excess particles from dust and air pollution are the cause of such beautiful evening skies.

If you're in search of a spot that will showcase the vibrant colors of sunset, the Pima Canyon Trail is the way to go. 

It's about 4-miles roundtrip and you can hike it year-round. The best part? There's no fee.

Winter is one of the best times to hike here due to the cooler weather. For this reason, it can get a little crowded, so plan a morning hiking trip here.

If you don't mind extra people on the trail with you, then you can go on a sunset hiking adventure. Just be sure to leave your furry friends at home. 

Due to the rocky and rugged terrain, the trail is rated as moderate, according to the Coronado National Forest website

Whether you're looking for amazing sunset views or just love to explore, this trail will offer you one of the best adventures around the state. 

And if you're just visiting, you should plan a 2020 trip out here. Did you know that a national park in Arizona was rated as one of the top places to visit next year? It's another reason to extend your stay or to plan another vacation. 

Pima Canyon Trail

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: Approx. 4-miles roundtrip

Address: Tucson, Arizona

Why You Need To Go: You can go on a short hike + get amazing sunset views. 


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