Some of the best adventures are those hiding in plain sight. This fall and winter, you and your friends can dig for gems in Arizona. The desert is filled with hidden gems and this spot has to be one of our favorites.\nIf you're making a stop through the Grand Canyon State and want to dig for your own gemstones, you should head over to Payson, Arizona. You can find the exact directions here for your trip. Diamond Point is open year-round and no tools or digging is allowed during this time, so plan accordingly.\nIt's important to know that shallow digging is only allowed between October - February. The best time to find crystals is after rain on a very sunny day. You'll see them the gems in the sun if they're close to the surface. Treasure hunter will be your new nickname after a day spent at Diamond Point.\nThere's no cost to dig here and there's parking along the side of the road. You can step away from the usual trail and venture off a bit. It's possible that you might not find crystals your first time, but that's all the reason for you to go back.\nView this post on Instagram We made a day trip back to Diamond point to search the washes and creek-beds for some shiny clear quartz diamonds. Why go search the woods like hippies for inexpensive shiny things that grow in the earth? Because they are shiny, and the woods is where you find them!!! . . . #rockhounding #quartz #diamondpointquartz #doubleterminatingquartz #diamondquartz #1000ratedlife #diamondpoint #paysondiamonds #shinyprettythings A post shared by Pete Ulibarri (@p_ulibarri) on Oct 6, 2019 at 10:31pm PDT\nMost of the gemstones you can find here are quartz crystals. They come in so many sizes. Some people have found crystals that fit perfectly into the palm of their hand.\nThe crystals can be used to make your own jewelry or for DIY projects. Maybe you can decorate a picture frame with the quartz you found for your BFF's birthday?\nView this post on Instagram Crystals I found at Diamond Point near Payson. #crystals #Diamondpoint #payson #arizona A post shared by Courtney R (@coco_xxoo_) on Feb 11, 2019 at 5:40pm PST\nBesides quartz crystals, it's possible to find geodes and petrified wood. Whether you're looking for an adventure in the forest or spending a day with friends digging for gemstones is best spent with friends.\nView this post on Instagram Diamond point, Arizona Family day out rockhounding for Arizona diamonds. Walking the dry creek beds and rain washed areas we found a few laying around. Known as Payson diamonds or Lemuria Diamonds, they are a very brilliant type of quartz. Arizona rarely disappoints! #arizonadiamonds #paysondiamonds #diamondpoint #conquerarizona #gooutside #rockhounding A post shared by Pete Ulibarri (@p_ulibarri) on Oct 20, 2018 at 10:30pm PDT\nDiamond Point\nPrice: Free\nLocation: Payson, Arizona\nWhy you should go: You and your friends can search for your own gemstones and use them to make jewelry. It's the perfect adventure for a girl's trip.\nWebsite\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.