There's no denying that Arizona is home to some of the most beautiful places. You can escape the heat this fall by visiting 12 places in Arizona that are totally worth the trip. Whether it's for a weekend getaway or daytime adventure these places will make you never want to leave. 

Lake Powell

Price: $25 per vehicle for 1-6 people

Location: On the border of Northen Arizona and Utah

Why you should go: This beautiful lake offers a wide range of activities for you and your friends such as water skiing, boating, fishing and much more! You can even camp here for a weekend getaway.

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Havasu Creek

Price: Price varies $300-375 per person for four days and three nights 

Location: Supai, AZ

Why you should go: This gorgeous clear blue creek will make you feel like you're on vacation. There are also many waterfalls here you can hike to and swim in.

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Horseshoe Bend

Price: $10 per vehicle for parking

Location: Page, AZ

Why you should go: One of Arizona's natural wonders is Horseshoe Bend. It overlooks the Colorado River and has spectacular views. The best part is that the hike to get there is less than a mile.

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Kayaking to the Emerald Cave

Price: $139 per person

Location: Willow Beach, AZ

Why you should go: You can go on a kayaking adventure that takes you to an emerald cave. It's a hidden gem that's totally worth the trip. 

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Peppersauce Cave

Price: Free

Location: Oracle, AZ 

Why you should go: This hidden cave has large rooms and even a mini lake you can swim in. You'll need lots of flashlights to explore this cool place. 

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The Salt River

Price: Free

Location: Mesa, AZ

Why you should go: The Salt River offers so many activities for you and your friends. You can go tubing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. You can even see wild horses along the river bank.

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Antelope Canyon

Price: $25 plus $8 parking fee

Location: Page, AZ

Why you should go: This unique canyon has beautiful texture and is one of the most beautiful slot canyons in Arizona. You can even get guided tours here. 

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Tonto Natural Bridge

Price: $7 per person 

Location: Payson, AZ

Why you should go: This is known to be the world's largest natural travertine bridge! You can see this beautiful wonder in person without even hiking to it.

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The Wave

Price: $7 per person per day

Location: Northern Arizona

Why you should go: You can bring your pet along with you on this hike. To hike here you must win the permit lottery on the website because hikers and photographers alike want to hike to this beautiful place. 

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Window Rock 

Price: Free

Location: Window Rock, AZ

Why you should go: This fascinating rock formation is a beautiful wonder that has cultural significance. 

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Lockett Meadow

Price: $5 per vehicle for day use

Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Why you should go: This scenic location offers natural beauty throughout the year. During fall you can hike through beautiful Aspen trees and during spring the fields are filled with blooming wildflowers. 

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Fossil Creek 

Price: $6 per vehicle 

Location: Camp Verde, AZ

Why you should go: A short hike leads you to a beautiful clear waterfall. There's even a hidden cave here with gorgeous blue water. 

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We 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.

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