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Calling all adventure-lovers, this is the perfect hike for you. Cathedral Wash Trail is one of the best hikes in Arizona — you'll be surrounded by giant rock faces on this one-of-a-kind journey that ends at the Colorado River.

You'll find this hidden pathway inside Glen Canyon, in the Marble Canyon section. You'll have to ''descend into the rocky wash, travel through the Kaibab Limestone and Toroweap Formations of the Grand Canyon Group'' to get to the water, according to the National Park Service.

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If you're trying to embrace the spooky season, this is the perfect place to do it. 

The Yuma Territorial Prison in Arizona is reportedly one of the best-haunted spots in all of the U.S.

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If you're the type of person who likes to find things off the beaten path, this list is full of spots to explore. These hidden gems in Phoenix are all relatively secret spots that are well worth seeking out. 

Whether you're into underground speakeasies with no visible entrance, parks in the middle of the city, or hidden spots on a popular hike, you won't be disappointed. 

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If you're looking to channel your inner Indiana Jones, these ruins are a perfect place to do it. 

Besh-Ba-Gowah Archaeological Park in Arizona is 800-year old ruins from the ancient Salado people who lived there.

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Are you craving an adventure worthy of a Paranormal Activity movie?

Grand Canyon Caverns in Arizona has Ghost Walk Tours that will take you on an hour-long journey, 220 feet below ground to some of the most haunted spots.

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Do you want to get lost? Jewel of the Creek Preserve in Arizona is a hidden nature gem just outside of the city. You can explore this peaceful oasis and go on a much-needed stroll through woodland and willow trees. 

Located just north of the Valley, this nature preserve is perfect for a short day-trip escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Hidden along the border of Mexico, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, is a thriving cacti forest just waiting to be explored. You can escape the city for a day and discover a land filled with giant saguaros and so much more. Who's ready for an epic road trip? 

Just a little over a two-hour drive from Phoenix, this monument is home to 31 species of cacti, wildflowers in spring, and many wildlife.

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You can celebrate all things magical this fall and winter right in the desert.

Phoenix Zoo's Zoolights is officially a go for 2020, and it's just in time for the holidays. 

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Fall is quickly approaching, and that means one essential thing: the leaves are about to start changing colors and will light up the state in a gorgeous display of colors. These fall hikes in Arizona are perfect for seeing some of the stunning trees. Grab your camera, hiking boots, and check out some of these incredible trails. 

The paths range from easy to moderate and are perfect for hikers of any skill level.

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If you've ever been rock hunting, this place will take it to the next level. Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona is full of rainbow trees that look totally unreal. With gorgeous multicolored hills and tons of hiking trails to discover, this park feels like you're walking around on Mars!

Petrified Forest National Park is full of its namesake: petrified trees. These logs display a gorgeous rainbow of colors, making them look like precious gems

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You can get a taste of lake life right in the desert! If your job description says "adventurer," then these places to kayak in Arizona should be on your bucket list. Grand Canyon State is filled with magical destinations; you have to know where to look. 

If you have your own kayak, you can save some serious cash when you go on these trips. 

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Calling all autumn-lovers! This spot will give you an early dose of fall. Apple Annie's Orchard in Willcox has ripe apples available for U-Pick right now, so you can get all the autumn vibes without having to wait another month. Plus, the produce is super fresh and absolutely amazing.

Apple Annie's Orchard in Willcox is a massive farm with over 20 options for you-pick produce. Whether you're going for a few items or to stock up seriously, there's no limit to your cart here. 

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